Showing posts from August, 2018

Let us Entertain You – comfortably!

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 Serie

The effect of solar gain on the workplace

The British heatwave could well be over and we will see a return to ‘normal’ summer temperatures.   As the temperatures drop, it might be thought that there is no longer a need for portable air conditioning , but on bright sunny days the inside of buildings will still heat up due to solar heat gain, especially in the city centres.   Although the sunlight may not be as strong, the lower angle of the sun means that it is shining into buildings for longer periods during daylight hours.   Buildings that have fully-glazed facades are particularly prone to over-heating caused by solar gain.     C ities with a number of high rise, glass fronted buildings, such as London and Birmingham, are often 1–3°C warmer than rural locations.   To counter this effect, some buildings have solar control glass installed which reflects heat and reduces glare from the sun’s rays.   As well as being practical, it’s also a requirement under Approved Documents L1A and L2S , which require the limit of solar