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What are fire suppression systems?

Posted on January 28, 2020

For the ultimate in fire safety, automatic fire suppression systems tackle fires quickly with minimal damage to property and minimal human intervention. Conditioned Environment are proud to offer high quality fire suppression systems throughout London and beyond, and this month we will clarify the benefits a fire suppression system can yield for your business. The Problem Industry research shows that 43% of businesses that close due to fire never reopen. Of those that reopen for business after a fire, 80% close again within one year. There is no better example of the financial strain that commercial and industrial facilities are subjected…

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Keeping Cool on the Tube – The Trouble With Deep-line Air Con

Posted on March 27, 2017

The September 2016 heatwave reminded London commuters of a problem that has plagued the Underground for most of its history. Poor ventilation on its deep-level networks meant that temperatures as high as 35°C, or 95°F, were recorded on the Central Line, and this lead to new calls to find a solution to the capital’s sweltering Tube lines. The Problem With Air Con on the Underground Many have cried, ‘fit air con in the trains!’ but the problem with fitting air conditioning on deep-level trains is that it would cause the entire network to become hotter. On certain lines, the train doors…

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How Does Underfloor Heating Work?

Posted on November 24, 2016

As the cold season draws ever closer, you might be tempted to pursue alternative methods of heating your home to keep things cosy and comfortable. Underfloor heating can be an incredibly effective means of providing warmth to your home, and can be a sound investment for anyone looking for a luxury, modern and minimalist heating method throughout London and the surrounding areas. If you’re interested in installing underfloor heating in your property, but are unsure as to how it might work, then this article is for you. Types of underfloor heating There are two options when it comes to the style…

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Solar Air Conditioning: The Future of Energy Efficient Air Conditioning?

Posted on August 24, 2016

The global focus on efficiency and clean energy is creating some impressive developments around the world, and a renewable approach to air conditioning is definitely of interest to us. This month, we’re taking a look at the development of solar powered air conditioning and how one company in Australia is striving to improve the way in which large scale commercial buildings are heated and cooled. CSIRO Australian organisation CSIRO (the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) has developed and unveiled a solar-powered air conditioning system designed to cool Australian homes and commercial buildings with greater efficiency. CSIRO developed the system as…

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Air Conditioning Increases Productivity in the Workplace

Posted on July 25, 2016

One of the most persistent challenges any office faces is how to keep its employees consistently happy and productive throughout the working weeks, months and years. During the hot, sticky summers and the biting cold winters this is especially troublesome, but there is something you can do! Air conditioning is a great way to improve the comfort and happiness of your staff, and to prove that we aren’t just blowing hot air, the team at Conditioned Environment have put together some of the ways that an air conditioning system can help improve the productivity in your workplace. Keeps the office comfortable…

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What are the legal requirements for fire suppression systems?

Posted on June 30, 2016

The risk of fire is a very real one, and preparation needs to be taken seriously to make sure your building is properly outfitted to tackle any sudden ignition. Here, we look at the regulations surrounding fire suppression systems and what steps to take if you’re thinking of having one installed. Legal requirements for fire suppression In the UK, a fire suppression system is not legally required. However, that doesn’t mean that you definitely don’t need one. What is legally required is a fire risk assessment, which may reveal that a fire suppression system is in need of installation. A fire…

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The Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

Posted on May 25, 2016

Air conditioning units, like most other electrical appliances, can be prone to niggling problems and failure. Sometimes these problems crop up at the most inopportune time and you’re in desperate need of a quick fix. This guide will help you identify some of the most common problems with your air conditioning unit, and hopefully give you some advice on how to fix them yourself. Your air conditioning unit isn’t running The most easily identifiable problem with an air conditioning unit. Sometimes it won’t even start up. This could be for a number of reasons, including: lack of electricity to the unit,…

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Geothermal heating and cooling

Posted on April 30, 2016

Here at Conditioned Environment, our years of experience in the air conditioning industry have allowed us to keep up-to-date with a wide range of technological advancements in the heating and cooling systems’ fields. This article takes a look at the growing interest in non-fossil fuel reliant technology for heating systems, focusing on the development of geothermal heating and cooling units. What is geothermal heating and cooling? Geothermal heating and cooling is based around the fact that the earth’s crust remains warmer than the outside air in winter, and cooler in the summer. Using pipes, the technology transports heat in order to…

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Choosing the Right Air Conditioning Unit for Your Home

Posted on March 24, 2016

Air conditioning units are arguably the most effective way of cooling your home when summer’s rising temperatures make the house stuffy and uncomfortable to be in. Whilst fans and air coolers provide an effective method of cooling rooms, they are nowhere near as efficient as an air conditioning unit, which can also be installed to cool the entire home, ensuring the whole family gets a restful sleep even on the warmest summer nights. An air conditioning unit can be a big investment, but if you find that you are particularly uncomfortable with the temperature in your home, it may be an…

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Sensory Branding: How HVAC units can improve productivity & brand image

Posted on February 25, 2016

HVAC units can be a big contributor to improving the environment of the workplace, regulating the temperature to make it a comfortable place to be in. Temperature, whilst underrated, can be a big factor in the impression made on employees and clients when occupying a workspace, so maintaining a functional system is important for the wellbeing of everyone. Here at Conditioned Environment, we’re always excited to learn of rising technology used within the industry, and to share it with our clients. In this article, we look at the recent introduction of scent diffusion technology using HVAC units in commercial environments. Scent…

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