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How often should commercial air conditioning units be serviced?

Are you wondering how often should commercial air conditioning units be serviced? If so, you’re not alone. Many business owners aren’t sure how frequently they need their systems inspected by a certified engineer. The truth is that regular servicing is essential for keeping air conditioners working safely and efficiently over time. Read on to find out more. How regularly does commercial air conditioning need servicing? As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that… Continue Reading

Why are there bad smells coming from my air conditioning?

Have you noticed bad smells coming from your air conditioning unit? If so, you might be feeling a little concerned. Whilst some of these odours can be fairly innocent, others can signify a more serious problem with your appliance. At FM Mechanical Ltd, we provide air conditioning servicing and maintenance in Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, and Leeds. Get in touch to discuss any issues with your air conditioning system. If you’re wondering “why are there bad… Continue Reading

Why is steam coming out of my air conditioning?

Have you noticed steam coming out of your air conditioning unit? If so, you’re probably feeling a little concerned. You might even be wondering if your home is on fire and if you need to call the fire brigade! The good news is that you don’t need to start checking your unit for burnt or short circuit wires or dialling 999 just yet. The cause of the steam is usually cold, dry air coming into contact… Continue Reading

Can Air Conditioning Spread Covid-19?

Do you use air conditioning within your business premises? If so, you may be wondering can air conditioning spread Covid-19?. This is a natural concern during a pandemic. However, as long as your air-con unit is cleaned and serviced regularly, you don’t need to worry. Proper ventilation is vital within workplaces at this time. Read on to find out more about air conditioning and the Covid-19 spread. Why ventilation is important During The Covid-19 Outbreak…. Continue Reading

Recommended Thermostat Settings Throughout The Year

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 Reading

Does Car Air Con Use Up Fuel?

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 Reading

The 5 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

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 Reading

How Expensive is Air Conditioning to Run?

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 Reading

Why Do Men and Women Feel Temperature Differently?

If you’re shedding layers of jumpers while others are turning up the thermostat, you’re right to wonder why we all feel temperature so differently. Many factors affect our sensitivity to cold and warmth including age, activity level, diet, psychological wellbeing and sleeping habits. However, there is also a general divide between the sexes with regards to temperature, too.   Here’s why. How The Body Regulates Temperature The human body has evolved over millennia to keep… Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Glossary

What is Air Conditioning? What is a Compressor? What is an Evaporator? How do I fix my air conditioning?   Air conditioning is ubiquitous in modern life. Businesses, homes, schools and hospitals all benefit from perfectly temperate air thanks to the many different kinds of air conditioning available. Everyone knows what it does, but air conditioning is a complex topic once you look beneath its simple exterior. Here’s our glossary of terms related to air… Continue Reading

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