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06

Jul

Win a Q Desk Fan by Stadler

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We are giving you the opportunity to win this Q Desk Fan, just enter below! Usually £190 the Q fan is perfect for around the home or in the office, either on a desk or on the floor to aid with air movement. The Q fan is not only a designer piece but also an effective fan, […]

02

Apr

Keeping Your Holiday Home Safe Over Winter

Written by Alex under Dehumidifiers, Desiccant, General, Heaters | No Comments ""

If you’re fortunate enough to have a holiday home you’ll know that it’s not just burglars that your property can be affected by, storms, cold snaps and all sorts of other factors including storms, frost, snow and damp. Leaving any property untended for a period of time will result in decay but if your second […]

29

Mar

Give Your Garden Some Love This Spring

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Should you be unfortunate enough to have to spend time at home during a weekday recently you’ll no doubt have seen what passes for quality programming; home buying shows which are a decade out of date and couples rapidly approaching either graduation or their dotage buying up the stock of a junk shop in hope […]

27

Mar

Wet And Dry Rot, Serious Problems For Home Buyers And Renovators

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, Dehumidifiers, Desiccant, General | No Comments ""

Whether you’re buying or selling your home or even performing renovations on your property it’s important to have all the details at hand. Environmental conditions can cause problems which should be deal breakers in terms of purchasing a property and should be addressed as a matter of urgency when repairing a home. Wet And Dry […]

20

Mar

As The Summer Draws Nearer So Does The Hay Fever

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, General, Humidifiers | No Comments ""

Hay fever is a common allergic reaction to airborne pollen which affects around twenty percent of the population at one point or another in their lives; some people grow out of it while other people can become allergic later in life. However, most people who suffer from hay fever say that their symptoms become less severe as they get older. Around 10 to 20% say that their symptoms disappeared completely.

04

Mar

Spring Is In The Air, But Are Bugs And Germs As Well?

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, General | No Comments ""

Spring is almost upon us and naturally that means it’s time for a good spring clean! Today people are more aware of the chemicals they bring into their homes and the affects these chemicals have upon their own health and the wider health of the planet, than ever before. People are particularly conscious of chemicals […]

28

Feb

What About Converting Your Garage Into Another Room?

Written by Alex under General, Heaters | No Comments ""

Last week we looked at converting a shed or garage into a workshop but there are a number of other reasons to convert a garage. They can provide additional living space to a home which is starting to feel cramped, or they can add a touch of luxury, being converted into a home gym or […]

21

Feb

Security When Turning A Shed Or Garage Into A Workshop

Written by Alex under General, Heaters, Weather Stations | No Comments ""

You might have come to our website because you’re thinking of converting a shed or garage into a workshop and you’re thinking about how you’re going to heat it so that it’s comfortable to work in all year round. If that’s you, welcome! However, the blog this week isn’t going to be about panel heaters, […]

14

Feb

Do It Yourself Maintenance For Your Humidifier

Written by Alex under General, Humidifiers, Limescale Inhibitors | No Comments ""

Keeping your air quality equipment in good working order is important for smooth, efficient operation. Badly maintained equipment will become noisy, smelly, expensive to run and not do its job properly. Basic maintenance can be undertaken by the user in the space of an afternoon without any specialist knowledge and undertaking some simple jobs now […]

13

Feb

Basic Maintenance For Your Dehumidifier

Written by Alex under Air Purifiers, Dehumidifiers, General | No Comments ""

The end of winter is a kind of hinterland for humidifiers and other devices designed to improve air quality in the home. The heating’s not on so regularly, you’ve got the opportunity to throw the windows open without having to worry about pollen and your pets can spend much more time outdoors. Considering your appliances […]

08

Feb

How To Have A Hot Date On A Cold Night

Written by Alex under General, Heaters | No Comments ""

So it’s one week before Valentine’s Day and it’s also the coldest week of the winter so far. It tricks me every year, the hype and marketing of Valentines Day always makes me for get that the day isn’t in spring, although you’d be forgiven for thinking it was given all the flowers and other […]

31

Jan

Will Air Filtration Help Beat The Next Pandemic?

Written by Alex under Air Purifier Reviews, Air Purifiers, General | No Comments ""

Air purifiers not only clear the air in your home or office of particles as small as dust, they actually get down to filtering the air at a microbial and even viral level. While many doctors and researchers are saying that we should cut back on our use of antibiotics as they are making us […]

26

Jan

Why Does Good Weather Put Everyone Under Additional Pressure?

Written by Alex under General, Weather Station Reviews, Weather Stations | No Comments ""

Evangelista Torricelli developed the theory of atmospheric pressure in the seventeenth century. The barometer back then was not to measure air pressure but to create a vacuum above a column of water in a glass tube. After the invention of the barometer there was furious debate as to whether it could indeed be used to […]

12

Jan

We’re Not Fans Of Memory Loss

Written by Alex under Ceiling Fans, General | No Comments ""

Twenty three years ago a young mother was injured by a ceiling fan which meant that she lost her entire memory. Once the injuries had healed she had to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write, she also had to redefine herself as a person. The accident happened when Su Meck, then twenty two […]

30

Dec

Protecting Your Home Against Modern Conveniences

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, Dehumidifiers, Desiccant, Evaporative Coolers, General, Humidifiers | No Comments ""

Life is full of modern conveniences. We all love the comfort and ease of air conditioning and central heating but is it really all that good for us? And what can we do if it’s making us ill? If you suffer from hay fever you’ll know what a blessing it is to be able to […]

23

Dec

The Health Benefits Of Humidifiers Are Confirmed By Government Health Agencies

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You don’t just have to believe what we tell you when it comes to the health benefits of humidifiers for use in the home. The United States’ National Institute of Health and MedlinePlus state that a cold humidifier, in the case of children’s treatment, is a real bonus to helping relieve the symptoms of cold […]

16

Dec

Out Doors Kids Are Happy Kids

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While it may not be the most obvious idea, getting the kids out of the house and into the garden in winter can be fun and educational. During the winter children can become housebound, they sit in their rooms playing on games machines or getting under your feet at weekends and during the holidays. Often […]

05

Dec

Hey, Dumbo! Every One Has Both A Right And A Responsibility When It Comes To Clean Air

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Air Purifiers, Dehumidifiers, General | No Comments ""

Clean air is something which is at the front of most people’s minds. Along with anthropogenic global warming, pollution and the quality of the air that we breathe is one of the primary focus of people campaigning to limit the amount of industrial waste that goes into the environment, not only under ground or in […]

16

Nov

Preventing Mould Is Just As Important As Keeping Dust Down

Written by Alex under General, Humidifiers | No Comments ""

It’s not only in spring that you’ll suffer from dust, pollen and other allergic reactions. A great deal of dust can get behind the radiators in the warmer months and when the central heating comes on all those allergens come flowing out, up into the lovely warm air currents and swimming about your house. Not […]

20

Oct

Standby For Information!

Written by Alex under Air Purifiers, Dehumidifiers, General | No Comments ""

Because of the health benefits and the changes we’ve seen in the climate over the past few years, ( do you remember the last time summer or winter wasn’t the hottest, wettest, driest, or windiest since records began?) many people are finding it necessary to invest in additional heaters for the winter and coolers such […]

28

Sep

A Few Winter Warmers

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Winter drawers on! And as the temperature plummets it’s time to think about heating solutions. For small rooms which aren’t part of the central heating system the most versatile solution is an oil filled radiator, they heat up quickly, are easily portable, equipped with a timer and small enough to slot into even the smallest […]

21

Sep

Stamp Out The Damp

Written by Alex under General | No Comments ""

As the winter draws closer and the weather gets increasingly worse keeping the belongings you have in storage in good condition becomes more and more pressing. Damp is a perennial problem, soft furnishing, foam filled furniture and plaster will go mouldy, stored timber will warp everything tuns musty and untreated metals begin to corrode. Ventilation, […]

14

Sep

Things Are Hotting Up In The Garden

Written by Alex under General | No Comments ""

If you’ve stayed in Britain over the summer you’ll probably have already invested in an outdoor heater! Apart from the odd day the weather has been terrible. A friend of mine who studies climatology at Sussex University told me that the weather patterns have changed so much that we should expect a hot spring and […]

10

Sep

A Walk-In Winter Wonder Land

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Last year there was a lot of discussion over air curtains in shops in the winter time. If you’re not sure what an air curtain is, it’s the device used in shop and office doorways which heat the air so that you receive a welcoming warm reception as soon as you walk through the door. […]

03

Sep

Have A Healthier Winter With A Humidifier

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This summer has been the coldest in 20 years, I’m sure that will come as a surprise to no-one who’s been unfortunate enough to stay in the UK for the past couple of months but now that September’s here and we start to think about turning the heating back on there are a few things […]

05

Jul

Air Conditioners and Water Dripping: What You Need to Know

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, General | No Comments ""

Whilst all air conditioners will drip water occasionally, it is important to note the areas from which water should not drip from an air conditioning unit, and/or what accounts as too high a volume of droplets to ensure that you can spot when your system is not working correctly. Here is what you need to […]

02

Jul

Air Cooling and Niche Groups: Protect Prisoners and Granny Too

Written by Alex under General | No Comments ""

The British Summer has only delivered short stints of brilliant sunshine so far this year but some areas of the globe have been experiencing much hotter conditions. Whilst many of us will have an air conditioner in our home to help us deal with the increasing temperatures that the season can bring, there are niche […]

28

Jun

Wimbledon and Humidity Woes

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, General | No Comments ""

Wimbledon and Humidity Woes Wimbledon fans have been hoping for glorious sunshine to accompany 2011’s tennis tournament which began last Monday. Instead the weather has been largely poor with the ever-promised UK heat wave never quite coming to fruition. Scorching temperatures have only occurred for short moments and at random intervals during this year’s event […]

24

May

Celebrity Singers aid Vocals with Humidifiers

Written by Alex under General, Humidifiers | No Comments ""

When one thinks of members of the A List, images of indulgent glamour and stylish accessories come to mind. Designer handbags, expensive bling, luxury vehicles…and humidifiers!? Well, if you happen to be a pop star that last suggestion isn’t actually that ridiculous. Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey are just four […]

20

May

Japanese Professionals told to wear Hawaiian shirts in wake of Air Con Concerns

Written by Alex under Air Conditioners, General | No Comments ""

Although global warming is an extremely pressing matter and the recent natural disasters in Japan a truly devastating tragedy, we at the Air and Water Centre couldn’t help but be tickled by this recent news story. Japanese professionals have been advised by the Government to ditch suits, collars and ties in favour for attire one would […]