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What are fire suppression systems?

Posted on April 28, 2017

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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Here’s why your business SHOULD invest in an emergency back-up system

Posted on February 28, 2017

The 2003 London blackout brought the capital’s rail network to a standstill and its bus replacement services into gridlock. The London Underground happened to have replaced its last independent generators in favour of grid power just a few months earlier. Commuters were trapped aboard trains, inside tunnels and the buses were equally useless because of traffic light failure. The lesson? Important infrastructure and private business should always adequately invest in back-up power systems and be prepared to deal with the fallout of a power outage. Businesses that need emergency back-up systems The following are businesses that should always have back-up generators…

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CAD: Computer Aided Design and How it Can Help Your Project

Posted on January 24, 2017

For any mechanical project, the initial design process is integral to any success, so it’s always important to use the best possible design tools and techniques from the beginning. Here at Conditioned Environment, we employ computer-aided design (CAD) to ensure that every project is as meticulously planned as can be, before we get to work on installation. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at CAD, including what it is, how it is used and the range of benefits it brings to any project. What is computer aided design? Computer-aided design uses specialist software to draw, plan and design a…

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What Are the Benefits of Portable Air Conditioners?

Posted on December 20, 2016

If you’re looking for a convenient and simple way to a room or specific space, a portable air conditioner might be the way to go. A portable air conditioner brings a hassle-free cooling solution to any room, and can be put to use in the home or office. In this article, we’re taking a look at portable air conditioners and how they could be of benefit to you. What is a portable air conditioner? A portable air conditioner is an alternative air conditioning system which expels warm air from a room via a duct (or hose) connected to a window. Portable…

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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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Server Room Air Con and Temperature Requirements

Posted on October 25, 2016

Many businesses now rely on constant, easy access to technology and online resources. Data centres can hold the key to the smooth operation of your business, so it’s critical to keep the room and all the vital equipment inside well maintained and free from all kinds of interference. One of the biggest threats to server rooms across the globe is high temperature and poor ventilation. Whether it’s a small local server or a wide network, overheating can not only disrupt your online presence, but can also cause severe damage to the servers themselves. This month, we’re looking at temperature and ventilation…

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Does Poor Air Quality in the Office Affect Workers’ Health?

Posted on September 27, 2016

The health of employees should always be an immediate concern for any business, and the fact that office workers spend a large portion of their time indoors means office conditions should be well maintained to prevent any negative impact on workers’ health. Recently, after a survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), concerns have surfaced regarding the air quality of offices around the UK. This month, we’re taking a look at this issue, and how poor air quality may or may not be a factor throughout the working day. Survey The survey itself investigated workers’ opinions on the air…

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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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