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F Gas Regulations and your air conditioning system

The use of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gases) like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) is governed by Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 and   impacts anyone who - ·          manufactures, uses or services equipment that contains F gases, like refrigeration and air conditioning systems, solvents or aerosols ·          produces or wholesales F gas ·          imports or exports F gas, or equipment containing F gas, to or from the EU Many air conditioning and heat pump systems contain F gases.   Companies that operate or service and maintain fixed air conditioning units containing F gas must meet the following requirements. Check if your cooling system contains F gas Look at the list of  F gases regulated by the EU .   HFC 404A and HFC 410A are common in air conditioning and heat pump systems.   To find out if your equipment contains one of these F gases you can: ·          check your manual or the labels on your equipment ·

How air conditioning can help relieve the misery of hay fever

With the advent of summer, while we all appreciate the warmer weather, pollen-laden flowers, trees, grasses and weeds, can bring on the misery of hay fever for many people.   Hay fever is an allergic reaction which many    people are susceptible to, particularly between 5am and 10am, when the pollen count is at its highest. According to NHS Inform, on humid and windy days, pollen spreads easily while rainy days will help clear pollen from the air, causing pollen levels to fall.  D uring their pollen season, plants release pollen early in the morning. As the day gets warmer and more flowers open, pollen levels rise. On sunny days, the pollen count is highest in the early evening.   There are tablets and medicines on the market to help relieve the symptoms, but there are other simple things that can be done   to make   daily life a bit more comfortable. Using your air conditioning system effectively can help to manage hay fever symptoms as the installed air conditioning uni