Tropical Nights are on the up – Could Air Conditioning help you to sleep at night?

Tropical Nights are on the up – Could Air Conditioning help you to sleep at night?

The number of ‘Tropical Nights’ - when temperatures stay above 20C is increasing. This comes as no surprise as the temperatures steadily increase as a result of climate change. 

On 7th August, BBC Breakfast reported on the Heatwaves mission which is a collaboration between The Open University (OU) and The Royal Meteorological Society, supported by BBC Weather, that looks at temperatures and how people react in the hot weather.

An Open University Professor reports that heatwaves are becoming more common and extreme temperatures can impact health, especially at night time. 

Studies are of course incredibly useful to quantify temperatures and capture public feeling but as an Air Conditioning company, we can already see how extreme temperatures impact behaviour.

In recent weeks, many of our new enquiries come from families who are struggling to sleep and just want some light relief from the heat.  They say that tempers are short and children are overtired. For those working from home, concentration is difficult and energy levels drop.  Even pets struggle, getting lethargic and dehydrated.

Rather than change behaviour in the form of slower days at home with the blinds down, air conditioning can improve the quality of life for everyone in the family.  Temperatures are controlled and regular family routines can be maintained.

If you’d like to know more about our Air Conditioning services, in the form of wall mounted units, or fully ducted solutions, get in touch.

How important is a good night's sleep?

How important is a good night's sleep?

Sleep.  It is something we all take for granted until it is interrupted.  Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for health and well-being. 

University of Surrey Sleep Researchers say that “sleep disorders are surprisingly common, with approximately 10 to 20 per cent of the population reporting frequent sleep disruption”.

They cite many variables to achieving a good night’s sleep, not least avoiding alcohol and caffeine and maintaining a regular exercise routine.

It is also important to have a restful bedroom with a comfortable temperature. Fluctuations in temperature can make it difficult to sleep especially if members of the family are in box rooms or loft conversions.  To spend the summer months in a hot room with interrupted sleep can really affect well-being.   

An air conditioning unit can make a world of difference to maintain the temperature in your home. Some may worry that the temperature will drop too low.  Whilst this is true when using an electric fan, an Air Conditioning unit maintains the temperature of a room meaning it never gets too hot or too cold.

And what about children’s bedrooms, especially babies and toddlers?  We’ve all been there, cooling a room with a fan at bedtime and then worrying about leaving the bedroom window open.  Air conditioning removes this worry.  At bedtime, you enter a room at the perfect temperature that is maintained throughout the day.

We often think about an air conditioning unit being useful only in the summer months.  A unit is in fact an air source heat pump that can be used to cool a room in the summer and heat a room in the winter.

It cools the space by transferring heat from inside your home to outdoors in the summer. That same reversing valve can absorb heat energy from the outside air and even in extremely cold temperatures, transfer the heat inside in the winter. You can introduce a renewable heating (and cooling) solution into your home that has the potential to reduce your carbon footprint.

Families in Surrey and Hampshire are discovering the benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps that extend beyond traditional Air Conditioning systems. 

Put simply, 80% of the energy extracted from the air and 20% comes from electricity, making it a cost effective solution.

With over 25 years installing and servicing Air Conditioning solutions in Surrey and Hampshire, we are trusted by families across the South East. 

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

We are all in the habit of taking our cars for a service.  No doubt, as we pull away from the garage, our cars feel different to drive; smoother and more efficient.

Air Conditioning systems are no different.  Any form of motor attracts dirt and dust and a film of grime coats the mechanism, affecting its performance and efficiency.  Components are put under strain and the Air Conditioning works twice as hard.  This impacts both the performance and the cost of running the system.

At Acclimatise Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on maintaining and servicing units as part of the annual maintenance checks.  For us, it’s not just a case of installing a system; it is crucial that it is serviced regularly to keep components running at optimal performance.

Homeowners and businesses across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire book annual checks with our team of engineers who visit homes and offices to deep clean units.  These images show the amount of dust and dirt that can accumulate on the condensing unit coil.   Once clean, the performance and efficiency was back to when the Air Conditioning was first installed.

Working from Home

Working from Home – Air Conditioning Solutions

Working from home is a new experience for many.  It doesn’t come without its challenges, most of which can be overcome by technology.  But what about the heat?  Are you finding that the spare bedroom that is now your office, gets unbearably hot in the afternoon?  And your kitchen table?  Does that become a hot spot in the afternoon?

That feeling of walking into an air-conditioned office is probably becoming a distant memory but just imagine if you could achieve that same feeling at home?

Well you can.  We can install air conditioning in your home enabling you to concentrate more and increase your productivity.  The brain fog of being too hot will disappear reducing pressure and improve well-being.

It maybe something you haven’t considered before but with the Government encouraging us to work from home, the prospect of a long hot summer in a stuffy office might be something you’d like to avoid.  Who thought we’d miss the office air conditioning?

Howard, owner of Acclimatise Air Conditioning, can visit your home and find not only the best Air Conditioning solution for you, but he will also ensure the work is carried out in line with the Government’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing guidelines.

Surrey and Hampshire home workers could be the most productive in the country with an affordable Air Conditioning solution.  Contact one of our friendly team to arrange a free, no obligation, site survey.

Summer is Coming

As we approach the month of May, summer is getting ever closer.  With many homeowners across Surrey and Hampshire choosing to improve their homes rather than move, kitchens are being extended and lofts are being converted. Often, rooms are knocked through and walls are replaced with glass to create a feeling of space.

Converted areas of a home are often sources of extreme temperature changes as they become flooded with natural light.  In the summer, they can become unbearably hot and, in the winter, expensive to heat. There is the saying, ‘let the outside, inside’, but that shouldn’t extend to extreme temperatures!

Now is our busiest time for installing Air Conditioning solutions to cool a home, but have you considered using it as a source of heating? An Air Conditioning system is an Air Source Heat Pump which has a range of benefits meaning it is a sound investment for your home.

  • It cools the space by transferring heat from inside your home to outdoors in the summer.
  • That same reversing valve can absorb heat energy from the outside air and even in extremely cold temperatures, transfer the heat inside in the winter.
  • You can introduce a renewable heating (and cooling) solution into your home that has the potential to reduce your carbon footprint.

Homeowners in Surrey and Hampshire are discovering the benefits of Air Source Heat Pumps that extend beyond traditional Air Conditioning systems.  Put simply, 80% of the energy is extracted from the air and 20% comes from electricity.

An Air Source Heat Pump Air Conditioning system, which provides both heating and cooling, is a great choice and we can help you to find the best solution based on your budget and size of home.  With over 25 years’ experience installing and servicing Air Conditioning systems in Surrey and Hampshire, we are trusted by homeowners and businesses across the South East.  To find out more, get in touch with the team at Acclimatise Airconditioning on 01483 570120 or send us a message via our contact page here.