Posted on 29th November 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Asking how expensive it is to run air conditioning in your home is like asking how long a piece of string is; it’s an impossible question to answer. With that being said, Neil Armstrong was told it would be impossible to go to the moon; Churchill was told it would be impossible to beat the Germans and Leicester were told it would be impossible to win the Premier League — and so we’re going to… Continue ReadingHow Does Heat Affect The Mind?
Posted on 31st October 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
When we think about how hot rooms can affect productivity, we often think about the physical discomfort involved in sticky clothes and sweaty armpits. Being uncomfortable can lead to irritability and lack of focus, and these are certainly justified reasons for installing air conditioning in a workplace or similar environment. However, what is lesser known, and yet perhaps even more detrimental, is how a hot room can directly affect the cognitive function of the brain…. Continue ReadingWhat is the Difference Between Air Conditioning and Ventilation?
Posted on 28th September 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
If like many, you believe that ‘air conditioning’ and ‘ventilation’ are interchangeable terms, you’d be greatly mistaken. In fact, ventilation and air conditioning aren’t just a little different, but they actually provide completely different functions. It can be completely impractical to use a ventilator in an environment where an air conditioner is needed, and vice versa. In this article, we will be discussing the difference between the two and highlighting which situations call for… Continue ReadingHow We Can Fix Air Pollution
Posted on 17th July 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
As humans continue to cross new boundaries with their fantastic advancements across a number of globally-impactful industries, it is important not to ignore the globally-impactful consequences that unfortunately arise as a result. In this article, we will be covering what air pollution is, why it’s bad for us, and what we as a species can do about it. What Is Air Pollution? Although not easily visible, air pollution is all around us and is… Continue ReadingThe Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality
Posted on 9th June 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
The average human being inhales and exhales 11,000 litres of air on average every day. It’s what gives you oxygen to fuel your cells and therefore allows you to live a happy healthy life. However, air isn’t 100% oxygen, as this would be lethal – it’s actually around 20% oxygen. What also lurks in the air – especially in the inner city – is pollutants, such as micro-carbons and particulates. These airborne nasties are detrimental… Continue ReadingWhat Temperature Should My Home Be?
Posted on 25th May 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
The UK government recommend an internal domestic temperature of 21°C. This is odd because most homes and their occupiers are happy at a temperature far below that and the issue is subjective anyway. Younger people require a lower temperature and the elderly or ill naturally require a higher temperature. However, the internet has found a perfect temperature for each room in the home which we’ll share with you here. If you have air conditioning… Continue ReadingDoes Air Conditioning Make You Sick?
Posted on 19th March 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Air conditioning may be the best thing since sliced bread – and it can be found literally everywhere – but if you hang around a poorly maintained system for a long time, it may be causing that unseasonable summer cold you’ve been sniffling about. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, by the end of this article you’re sure to know exactly why air conditioning maintenance shouldn’t be quite so optional. What Does Science… Continue ReadingA World Without Air Conditioning
Posted on 9th January 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
In a world without the genius of Dr John Gorrie, Willis Carrier and Charles Gates – where would we be? Without air conditioning, that’s where we’d be. And what would the world look like without a reliable, cheap and efficient means of providing a temperate indoor environment? That’s the question we’re here to answer. Read on for some surprising answers to the question we’ve all been asking ourselves: What would the world look like without air… Continue Reading