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Heating for your marquee or outdoor event from London Cool

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With the lighter spring evenings here, now is the time to consider some extra heating for your outdoor event.  Your event may be taking place on a patio, in a garden or roof garden or other outdoor space, or in a conservatory, marquee or other temporary structure. 
Mobile or portable heaters are a convenient and versatile way to heat your outdoor event space as one or more can be positioned exactly where the additional warmth is needed.
We have a range of patio heaters to suit every type of outdoor entertainment space, including marquees.  Our patio heaters include an electric 360 degree patio heater and our newest model, the Sol Rey 3kW outdoor heater.  We also have available four types of gas patio heaters which are completely self-contained, and are supplied with everything you need, including gas (at an additional cost).
Our commercial patio heaters are particularly suitable for outdoor settings and are rain and wind resistant.  The attractive design features a large heat distribut…

London Cool advises on Server Room Temperatures

To protect business-critical equipment from data storage problems or system crashes, it is essential to ensure that the temperature in server rooms or data centres stays within certain limits.

With many housing large amounts of equipment, the heat generated can potentially cause computers and networking equipment to fail as they are designed to work within a fairly narrow temperature range.
What temperature is right? Air conditioning should be considered crucial for any server room. Technology experts recommend a server room temperature of between 18ºC to 27ºC and not less than 10°C or above 28°C.Relative humidity should be between 45-50% to stop damaging static electricity building up.
Even a few degrees too hot can blow a server chip or cause permanent damage to hard drives.The cost of a serious server failure can be considerable – not only the cost of replacement, but lost online business, lost customer details, wasted staff time etc.
How do you maintain the right temperature? Even if ev…

Comfortable exam room temperatures = optimum exam results

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With many schools and colleges holding exams and formal assessments, it may be useful to consider the temperature of the exam room to give pupils the best chance of success.
Research suggests that temperature influences student attention span, with students in colder or warmer rooms testing poorly compared to those in a control room with a temperature of around 21 degrees.
A study at Cornell University found similar results and research is continuing to explain why climate might play such a significant role. It is thought that apart from the discomfort, which affects memory and learning capabilities, the mind becomes focused on maintaining its body temperature in a room that’s too cold or too hot which then affects concentration. While warm rooms can make students feel tired and sleepy, colder rooms may make the body use its energy to keep warm instead.
Not only would an uncomfortable temperature affect students’ performance, but in extreme cases a school or college may have to consider…

Using your air conditioning in the winter

Many people think that air conditioning is just for the summer months, but a number of systems feature a reverse cycle system, or heat pump.  This facility offers extra versatility as the system can be switched between cooling and heating mode as required, keeping the workplace at a comfortable temperature all year round.  Maintaining a comfortable workplace temperature has been shown to improve staff health, safety and productivity.
How do heat pumps work? Reverse cycle air conditioning works by warm air passing over a refrigerant to cool it down and lower the temperature of a room during the warmer months of the year. For winter heating, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside (even on cold days) to warm up the air going into the room to raise the internal temperature. As well as heating, these systems can also dehumidify the air and are an ideal way to remove airborne fungus and mites from the workplace, creating a more hygienic environment and decreasing the chance of airborne …

Why micathermic heaters are energy efficient

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Here at London Cool we are finding micathermic space heaters are becoming increasingly popular with our customers.  These heaters are unique in that they combine two methods of heating – convection and radiant heating - to provide fast, efficient and safe heating for the workplace.  

When a micathermic heater is switched on, an electrical resistor converts electricity into heat.  As it’s generated, the heat is absorbed by a series of metal coils encased in a silicate mineral – mica - which can withstand very high temperatures.  Mica has high thermal conductivity, ie it’s good at transferring heat, and a high watt density which means it emits energy from its surface when it’s heated up. 

Once it is up to temperature, a micathermic space heater generates electromagnetic rays.   The heat is not directly transferred to objects in the room, but transferred to objects via these rays, warming the ambient air as well, and heating up the entire room faster than most space heaters. This makes the…

Why it is important to maintain a safe and comfortable workplace temperature

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For many UK businesses the cost of running air conditioning may seem high, but there can be hidden costs of not providing air conditioning or adequate heating in the workplace.The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that ‘During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings shall be reasonable.’ London Cool also receives many enquiries from businesses needing to keep their server or computer roomscool to protect valuable data and systems.
Thermal discomfort caused by workplace temperature on can have an impact on health and safety, with more accidents being reported, all of which have an associated cost.Many employees are not able to adapt their clothing because they wear a specific uniform or PPE .Wearing too much clothing or PPE may be a primary cause of heat stress but if clothing does not provide enough insulation, then there is a risk of cold injuries such as frostbite or hypothermia.
Employees working in cold environments are shown to …

Let us Entertain You – comfortably!

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London Cool has been very busy supplying portable cooling units for a number of events taking place in London.Here are just a few -

We supplied portable evaporative coolers for event cooling at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London W11, where a programme of events is taking place as part of Notting Hill Carnival this Bank Holiday weekend.
The First Dates restaurant is also being kept cool by some of our portable Climateeasy 14 air conditioners plus a Blizzard portable spot cooler.Not only are the ‘first daters’ likely to get rather warm, but the filming itself generates a lot of heat from all the equipment and lights.Also, we mustn’t forget that the presence of Fred Sirieix and his staff is also likely to raise the temperature a few degrees!
At the famous Somerset House off the Strand in London WC2 we supplied some large warehouse drum fans for events at Somerset House Studios.Boiler Room TV were presenting the last in their series of SYSTEM Sound Series, a ‘weekly event series to cele…