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07

May

Set Air Purifiers To Full Power!

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The millions of people in the UK who suffer from hay fever can check out a new service on the Met’ Office’s website which give a pollen forecast. With the hot weather which started in April many people will be stuck indoors crying and sneezing as tree pollen gives way to grass pollen over summer. […]

30

Apr

Time To Cool Down Now That Things Are Hotting Up

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Before the weather gets too hot, it’s a good time to think about doing some maintenance on your air conditioners to make sure they’re running efficiently. Keeping the air conditioner running at an optimum level will not only save you money it’ll save you power and therefore keep the greenhouse gasses which are thought to […]

27

Apr

Spring is in the air and a young man’s thoughts turn to air-con!

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

If you’re buying AC for the first time or replacing an old unit with a new, upgraded energy efficient model there are a few things you should look out for. First of all you should look out for an air con unit which is specifically suited to the size of your home/office/workshop. If it’s not […]

04

Apr

Air Conditioning Don’ts And Don’ts

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

As we approach the warmer, stickier weather that Summer could bring, more companies are looking to either fit or procure air conditioning or ramp up existing installations in response to their employee’s complaints about the working environment.    Wall-mounted split air conditioners do deliver a powerful output and can cool large areas although they do need […]

02

Apr

Fans Ain’t What They Used To Be

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Forecasting the weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. The Met Office and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) have huge amounts of computing power at their disposal and, as we all know, they can still get it completely wrong. Nowadays, a forecast for five days […]

06

Feb

We’re Big Fans of Heaters

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With more people either digging out heaters from the attic or thinking of buying a new one as the cold nights draw in, many are seeking the most economical way of getting heat in a room quickly.  Fan heaters certainly pump out the therms using an electrically powered fan that blows air across a hot […]

04

Feb

Asthma Sufferers Can Get Relief

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

If you are suffering from asthma, it’s generally agreed that air quality is of paramount importance in alleviating those symptoms.  The use of an air purifier can really improve the cleanliness of the air you breathe and in turn help control or even prevent the symptoms altogether.   In many cases, allergic reactions to the environment […]

02

Feb

What Is The Greenest Way Of Heating Your Home?

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There is a considerable rise in awareness of the urgent need to conserve energy, particularly as we are still mostly dependent on fossil fuels (be it oil, coal or gas) for most of our needs. Many maintain that the energy revolution should begin at home and while individuals are never going to change the future […]

31

Jan

Is Tim Ferriss Too Good To Be True?

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Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Body book (or “The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman” to give it its full title) is something of an international bestselling sensation.  He even has videos telling you how to peel eggs without peeling eggs and apparently gained 34 pounds of muscle in […]

23

Nov

How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Health?

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As we slip unwillingly into the grips of winter we will be cursing the fact that we have to wear five layers just to keep warm, wake up earlier to purge the car windscreen of frost and start saving for Christmas. Another negative trait we assign to winter is the belief that it brings on […]

12

Nov

The BST Debate

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Last week the clocks went back an hour marking the end of British Summertime and the start of a long, dark, cold winter. The extra hour in bed will be of little consolation to the sun worshippers among us as the nights draw in and we face travelling to and from work in the dark. […]

04

Nov

Top 5 Bonfire Night Safety Tips

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With the 5th of November, bonfire night, Guy Fawkes night, Fireworks night, or whatever you choose to call it from the myriad names available, the one night of the year when we congregate in fields to watch cardboard tubes of gunpowder get launched into the air is approaching rapidly. Those keen to commemorate the day […]

03

Nov

Is Halloween too Commercialised?

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Thankfully, last Sunday I only got one ‘trick or treater’ knocking at my door, a polite and gracious child who had gone to great lengths to make himself look like a mini Darth Vader and was accompanied by his mother. I have no problem donating a moderate portion of confectionary to such a humble cause, […]

29

Oct

Top 5 Winter Warmers

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Summer officially drew to a close at the end of September and as we wave goodbye to the Hawaiian shirts and deck chairs it seems almost unbelievable that we are getting ready to usher in Christmas 2010. Soon the chill of winter will be tickling our extremities and putting as all in a foul mood […]

22

Oct

How to Cut Down on Heating Bills This Winter

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Having been a student for four years living in rented accommodation with three equally hard up housemates, I’ve become an expert on scrimping and saving. Needless to say when at Uni we all put as much effort into making cutbacks on essentials like food and hot water as we did into our exams and essays. […]

15

Oct

Is it Really October?!

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It seems in the last couple of years we have been making complaints about the ‘lack of a summer’, we have had hot days, certainly; but they have been shorted lived and often punctuated with long periods of dull cloudy conditions. One thing that has been evident however is how long our summery weather stretches […]

27

Sep

Five Reasons Why Summer is Rubbish

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It’s that time of year again, we’re back from our summer holidays, the tan is slowly fading, the last of the August barbeques was rained off and we are thinking about shelving the Hawaiian shirts and sandals and getting get the humidifiers. Summer is coming to a close for another year and as we gather […]

20

Sep

5 Great Things about Autumn

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Toasted Marshmallows We don’t advise using our exciting range of patio heaters for toasting marshmallows but it is a thought that has just crossed our minds at airandwatercentre towers. Of course you can stick to the more traditional method of cooking your marshmallows over the autumn/ winter period by building yourselves a campfire with some […]

13

Sep

My Top 3 Fair-Weather Horror Movies

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Horror movies are usually the type associated with Winter, typical scenes from a classic Hollywood fright-fest include haunted houses sitting atop misty hillsides, a terrified teenager’s breath in the cold winter air as they run from a crazed killer, or the memorable last scene in The Shinning where Jack Nicholson freezes in that snow covered […]

06

Sep

Why Would You Need a Humidifier?

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We are all familiar with that clammy, uncomfortable feeling in the middle of summer, it’s not just the heat that gets to us, those high temperatures  are often accompanied with heavy, moisture laden air which makes our immediate environment what we call ‘humid’. We often associate humidity with negative feelings and see it as something […]

26

Aug

How Do Air Conditioners Work?

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Air conditioners have become so entrenched in our everyday lives it’s hard to imagine getting along without them. That blast of fresh crisp, clean air we receive after getting into a baking hot car that’s been sitting in the sun for hours is priceless. Similarly the sudden boost in focus, concentration and enthusiasm that rushes […]

19

Aug

The Driest Countries in the World

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We Brits are never happy it seems, so synonymous are our fair isles with rain that foreign visitors virtually demand the sight of a downpour upon touching down! 2010 has certainly not delivered on the rain front however, as this is one of the driest years in history. While this might have some of us […]

19

Aug

Embrace Winter!

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We are well into August now and facing the final few weeks of hot, sunny weather in the UK. The snow fall that virtually froze the country in a cryogenic state only seems like yesterday and the prospect of another long, cold winter may seem like a depressing one. The unfortunate reality is that we […]

23

Jul

Fan-tastic Additions to Your Home

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

How many people do you know with a ceiling fan? Let me take a guess. None? The ceiling fan seems to have fallen out of favour in British households of late. The rise of interior design with its fussy skirting boards and pastel shades seems to have helped at least in some way to bring […]

19

Jul

Its Not the Heat That’ll Kill Ya!

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So we’ve reached that time of year again, the shorts make the annual debut as pale legs begin to appear all over the land, soon to be branded with the unmistakable crimson British tan lines! While summer as a season is widely celebrated in the media, in reality, it’s not as popular as you might […]

14

Jul

Fan-cy Dan

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Britain seems to be gripped by a fashion-epidemic. A concept which was once confined to clothing has now filtered down into almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. From cheese graters to egg-poachers, design is big business and people are prepared to pay a premium for a perfectly preened precision potato peeler these days! James […]

13

Jul

Top Four Summer Safety Tips

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Summer is more often than not quoted as most people’s favourite season. The sun beats down casting a golden glow across the land, transforming even the most bland scene into a picturesque oil painting. The whole country basks in an atmosphere of happiness and joviality as friends and families congregate in parks, gardens and on […]

13

Jul

Stay Cool – Be Green!

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Green. It seems you can’t escape the word these days. It used to be a colour but in few short years it’s meaning has changed, it now comes to represent an ecological cause, ‘be greener’, ‘reduce your carbon footprint’ and ‘halt climate change’ are a messages being fired at us from all angles. Whether we […]

30

Jun

You Think The UK Is Hot…

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I’m constantly hearing workmates and friends (me included) complaining about how hot it is at the moment. It’s just so humid that working in an office is simply no fun. All of us Brits who do struggle with the heat though should count ourselves lucky we don’t live in India, where they’re still suffering from […]

29

Jun

Will The Dry Spell Last?

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The weather over the last few weeks has been beautiful; even the music-goers at the Glastonbury Festival saw a beautiful weekend (something that particularly bugged me as i couldn’t go). Rainfall has been well below average for this period in the UK, and according to the BBC it’s the ‘driest January to May period since […]