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Affects of Heat on Productivity and How Air Conditioning Can Help

The sun is shining, it’s a glorious day, there’s not a cloud in the sky…just perfect for a day lounging by the pool or relaxing on the beach…

Unfortunately, as we all know only too well, glorious weather doesn’t always coincide with our days off work! And the reality of working in a stifling hot office is a far cry from lazing outside under a parasol, enjoying an ice cold drink!Continue reading

The Simple Guide to BTU Values For Air Conditioners

Guide to BTUs

Almost as soon as you start to research buying a new air conditioner you start to come across TLAs or “three letter acronyms”. This can all get a little confusing so in this article I’m going to explain the meaning of one of these common terms you’ll have definitely come across and how you can use it to help you make the choice of air conditioning unit that is perfect for you. This term is the BTU.

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What Is a Solar Chimney and How Does It Work?

In the course of my research into all things air-conditioning I came across the phrase ‘solar chimney’ quite a few times. Being the *inquisitive (*nosey!) person that I am I wanted to find out more.  Just exactly what is a solar chimney, how does it work, what benefits do they have, and what’s the connection to air conditioning?!
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Better Air Quality for Better Brain Power!

It’s been estimated that some days we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors.

This doesn’t necessarily mean many contented hours spent relaxing in the movie theatre, health spa or shopping mall though! No, unfortunately the chances are that for most of us this will involve a significant proportion of time spent at work.
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The Complete Buyer’s Guide To Choosing The Best Portable Air Conditioner For You

Best Portable Air Conditioner Buyers Guide

The goal of this guide is simple – To provide you with a complete and comprehensive guide and all the knowledge you need in order select, buy and operate a portable air conditioner that is the best fit for you.

The article is split into 3 parts.

  • Part 1 – Selecting the Best Portable Air Conditioner
  • Part 2 – Installing and Running a PAC
  • Part 3 – The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Cool, Clean Air

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25 Easy Ways to Keep Cool and Cut Air Conditioner Costs

Running an air conditioner during the summer months is a must for most of us who live and work in hot climates. However, when the temperature rises so does the electricity bill. But what if there was a way to cut air conditioner costs during the summertime while still keeping cool? Today we are going to learn a few tips that will help you survive the summer heat without having to burst the bank on air conditioner cost.Continue reading

How To Measure and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Most of the time we spend indoors we’re busy going about our daily business. Cooking, eating, relaxing, working, sleeping and spending time chilling out with friends, kids and family. However, do we ever stop to consider how the indoor air quality of our environment is affecting us? We may get the odd sniffle or cold, perhaps feel a bit tired from time to time and even get headaches and other seemingly minor health issues. But how much of this could be down to the air quality and overall environment in our homes?Continue reading

The Complete Guide To Reducing Air Conditioner Running Costs – Without Cutting Out The Air Con!

Across the world the use of air conditioning is increasing. This is due to a number of factors including rising standards of living, lower cost of air con systems and more people living in hotter climates. Generally hotter temperatures across the globe may also be a factor but that’s a discussion for another day!

The US Department of Energy has released figures which estimate that 43% of the country’s energy consumption on a hot summer’s day is used on air conditoners a growing percentage of these are portable AC units, which if not operated correctly can be less efficent. Air con accounts for about 17% of a household’s electricity usage over the course of a year. That’s a lot of money coming out of your pocket just to keep your home cool!Continue reading

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