Posted on 14th February 2020 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Should you turn to a fan or an air conditioner to stay cool? Both options provide some form of relief from the heat, but how do the two compare? Read on to find out which is the better option. Size Fans and air conditioners both come in various sizes, depending on make and model. However, many air conditioners are installed on the wall instead of the floor. This may be a more valuable asset, especially… 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 home… 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 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 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 World’s Coldest Countries?
Posted on 18th December 2018 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Cold this winter? The UK is certainly not known for its high temperatures or sunny spells, but nothing quite compares to the glacial conditions experienced yearly by certain countries up and down the globe. So grab your coats, boots and woolly hats, as we take a plunge into the coldest countries in the world. Which Parts Of The World Are The Coldest? 8. Mongolia Winters in Mongolia are long and harsh. Temperatures sometimes… Continue ReadingWall Mounted AC vs Window AC
Posted on 30th November 2017 by FM Mechanical Ltd
Wall mounted air conditioners are fitted over on opening in a wall and require building works in order to install. Window mounted air conditioners are fitted in a window frame in place of a pane of glass. Both share common benefits such as, lower running costs and ease of maintenance when compared to central air conditioners. However, there are some key differences that you should consider when buying air conditioning for your home. Wall mounted… Continue ReadingThe History of Air Conditioning
Posted on 31st October 2017 by FM Mechanical Ltd
The air conditioner shows no sign of stopping 115 years after Willis Carrier invented the first recognisable air compressing and cooling machine used to keep publishers’ paper and ink legible. Here’s the long and illustrious history of the humble air conditioner. 1758 Benjamin Franklin and John Hadley, a Cambridge University Professor, discover that evaporation of volatile liquids like alcohol (which evaporates faster than water) can cool an object and is enough to freeze water. 1820… Continue ReadingHow to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
Posted on 30th August 2017 by FM Mechanical Ltd
We’re all aware of air pollution and often think of the problem on a worldwide scale. However, research by John Hopkins University has found that pollution in indoor areas affects us twice as much as fossil fuel emissions in the outdoor air. You’ll be surprised to discover that the main culprits are everyday items deemed essential to comfortable living. Thankfully, there are many ways to quickly and easily improve the air quality in your home…. Continue Reading