Posted on 28th October 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
An air conditioner works by drawing heat energy from the inside of your home and expelling it to the outside. As heat is removed, the cooler air is blown back into your home. This process is repeated until your home reaches your desired temperature as set on your thermostat. This is a simplified explanation. Air conditioners are complex systems that comprise various mechanisms and processes. But you don’t need to be an expert in thermodynamics… Continue ReadingIs It Better to Dehumidify or Humidify?
Posted on 28th September 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Humidification and dehumidification control the amount of moisture in the air and reduce health issues, but using either in the wrong circumstances can actually exacerbate these health problems. This article will highlight the differences between the two, citing the benefits of each and the different types available. What is a humidifier? A humidifier is a device that adds moisture into indoor air to make it humid. Humidifiers are needed when the air inside your… Continue ReadingWhat Is Wet Bulb Temperature & How Does It Affect Us?
Posted on 28th August 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
The UK measured record temperatures in Cambridge last month, with a national high of 38.7℃. With every passing heatwave, we are reminded of the consequences that threaten our planet if we fail in our battle against climate change. This article aims to bring the rising climate to the forefront of industry discussion. We’ll be explaining wet-bulb temperature and its impact on the human body, and we’ll be analysing the pivotal role of air conditioners in… Continue ReadingHow Did People Keep Cool Before Air Conditioning?
Posted on 26th July 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Keeping cool these days is easy. Just switch on your air conditioning unit, set the thermostat, and lie back as your house cools to the optimum temperature. It wasn’t always this way though. Air conditioning wasn’t invented until 1902 when a 25-year-old engineer named Willis Carrier invented a machine that sent air through water-cooled coils. Before this time, people had to turn to somewhat less convenient methods for staying cool in the hot summer months…. Continue ReadingRecommended Thermostat Settings Throughout The Year
Posted on 29th June 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Every year, homeowners ponder what the ideal temperature is for their home. Whether it be the height of summer or the midst of winter, it’s always a good idea to know what the perfect house temperature is. Not only will this save energy, but it will also save you money on gas bills. Ideal Thermostat Settings for Summer Daytime temperature (at home): 20°C – 25°C It would be completely ineffective to set the thermostat temperature… Continue ReadingWhy Is My Air Conditioning Leaking Water?
Posted on 23rd May 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Often, a small amount of leakage from your air conditioning unit can be relatively normal. So if you notice a puddle of water close by, it isn’t always necessary to call out a specialist. However, there are some circumstances when it comes to AC water leakage, where a contractor will have to be called. Here’s everything you need to know. Signs That Your Air Conditioning is Leaking Too Much As previously mentioned, a small amount… Continue ReadingDoes Car Air Con Use Up Fuel?
Posted on 26th April 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
It’s difficult in the summertime to decide whether to simply open your car window or turn on the reliable air con system for that refreshing shot of cool air on a sunny day, but which is better for fuel consumption? How Much Fuel Is Used By Air Con? This is determined by many factors. From the size of your engine to how recently your car has been serviced, could have an impact on the amount… Continue ReadingThe 5 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems
Posted on 18th March 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Annoyingly, it’ll be the hottest day of the year when you realise that your air conditioning has stopped working. A poorly maintained system can cause it to perform poorly, making it inefficient and more expensive to run. Here are a few reasons why your AC may not be working correctly. Common Air Conditioner Issues and How To Fix Them: Dirty or Clogged Air Filter A dirty or clogged filter can restrict the airflow to the… Continue ReadingHow Does Dry/Humid Air Affect Your Health?
Posted on 28th February 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
We all know sticky-hot, humid air and sauna-like, dry air to be unpleasant and uncomfortable, but can they be dangerous? Research suggests that extremes of either humid or dry air can have serious consequences on our health. This article is going to explore this claim, looking at the various effects health effects of the two. How Does Humid Air Affect Your Health? ‘Humid’ air refers to air containing an abundance of water vapour. If it’s… Continue ReadingWhat Are The Best Air Conditioning Brands?
Posted on 31st January 2019 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Air conditioners have quickly become a common feature of homes and businesses alike. Their popularity has, unsurprisingly, led to an abundance of different options available for the consumer. It can be difficult to know where to start — and that’s where we come in. FM Mechanical has extensive knowledge about the air conditioning industry. We know our Bekos from our Boschs and our Haiers from our Mideas. We know which brands are the coolest thing… Continue Reading