WM Air Conditioning - Stanton Harcourt
The leading Thames Valley HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Company, WM Aircon is the leading HVAC supplier in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley, and is focused on the design, installation & service of the modern technologies. We provide installation and repair of refrigeration systems, supply techniques to heat your property utilizing renewable energy (chief among that is the installation of air source heat pumps), and install ventilation systems with heat healing mechanisms to avoid power reduction.
We provide components from just the best service providers, including Daikin, Mitsubishi and Toshiba, meaning we couple the best installations with all the best equipment. With us, you are able to ensure your air conditioning and refrigeration program installed by technicians with years of experience and that it may stay in top working condition for a long time to come with our Pre-Plan Maintenance.
Established in 1983, near Oxford, we have earned an enviable reputation for standard and specialist service, and we are a member of the HVCA. Our technicians are experienced and qualified experts taking wonderful pride in their work. Communication at all degrees with all the customer is a foundation to confirm that we deliver complete self-confidence and significant practices and our concern is the fact that the customer feels they are getting the number one possible service.
The dramatic changes that have happened in contemporary offices have a wide success in electronic equipment. The output from laptops, desktop PCs, servers and printers will create the working environment of a workplace unbearable. The cheapest solution for this issue is split Air Conditioning.
This powerful cooling unit consists of an appealing and compact indoor device that links to an exterior device via refrigeration pipe function. It is a rapid and easy temperature maintaining solution. A variety of indoor units are accessible to suit your needs, and the added way of heat pumps, may offer cooling and heating for year round control. An integrated heating and cooling program may keep comfortable workplace temperatures throughout the year, improving the total workplace environment, and the efficiency of the employees within.
With quality names such as Daikin, Mitsubishi and Toshiba, we can guarantee quality equipment with a quality installation. We are a D1 dealer of Daikin equipment, allowing us to offer an extended 5-year warranty - systems from the alternative manufacturers all come with a 3 year warranty.For more complex applications Daikin’s VRV systems offer solutions where one outdoor unit can control multiple indoor units, each providing quick and efficient cooling or heating. VRV systems provide the needed power and versatility for larger of more complex buildings. All installations are backed up with service support and technical help, and a full maintenance program.
Air Con vs Traditional Cooling Methods
The internal office environment is notoriously sensitive to any changes in temperature, which can in turn dramatically reduce the efficiency and effectiveness of the work undertaken within.Traditional cooling methods (fans, etc) are incredibly unreliable at maintaining a constant and comfortable temperature. Integrated heating/cooling air conditioning units don't suffer from these problems; they are designed to keep an office at a stable pre-determined temperature, making for a productive and enjoyable workplace.
WM Aircon - 30 Years' Experience
OxfordBased near Oxford, we have been installing air conditioning systems since 1983. We are proud of our reputation for delivering cost effective, professionally installed solutions that meet our clients' needs perfectly. Our focus on delivering unparalleled customer service and the professionalism of our engineers are the reason we are one of the top air con suppliers in the Oxfordshire area.For more information on our heating or cooling systems, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
A Brief History of Air Conditioning Technology,Air conditioning is a comforting and productive convenience of modern society and a notable scientific achievement. The ability of air conditioning to let us enjoy indoor activities and be more productive in the workplace has become easy to take for granted. But, air conditioning has a long history of fascinating inventors and scientists and is, in many ways, still an evolving technology.
Willis Haviland Carrier gets credit for developing the first cooling machine but the roots of the science preceded the first air-cooling device. In fact, in 1758, Benjamin Franklin and Cambridge University professor John Hadley discovered that the evaporation of alcohol and other volatile liquids which evaporated faster than water could cool an object.
In 1820, Michael Faraday confirmed the discovery while teaching in London. In his process, Faraday compressed and liquefied ammonia.In the 1830s a Florida doctor, Dr. John Gorrie, built an ice-making machine that used compression to make buckets of ice. The machine had a blower that would blow air over the cold ice. In 1851, Dr. Gorrie registered a legal patent for his process. However, the doctor was unable to raise necessary funding to develop and manufacture equipment based on his model.
After the assassination of President James Garfield on July 2, 1881, naval engineers developed a makeshift cooling unit to store the President’s body comfortably. The water-soaked cloth was filled with water and featured a fan that blew hot air up and kept the air closer to the surface cooler.This creative device successfully lowered room temperature to as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit - quite an accomplishment. The problem was that Garfield’s water soaked blanket and accompanying cooling process devoured about 500,000 pounds of ice in two months.
20th Century,In 1902, Willis Carrier burst onto the air conditioning scene in a big way. Carrier invented the Apparatus for Treating Air to be used by the Sackett Wilhelms Lithographing and Publishing Company of Brooklyn, New York.The Apparatus blew cold air over a series of cold coils. The machine cooled the air and lowered the humidity in the control room. The Lithograph company benefited because all their paper did not wrinkle and the ink on pages remained aligned properly.
Carrier soon found that the demand for his cooling machine was increasing daily. He quickly founded the Carrier Air Conditioning Company, an entity that still survives today and is synonymous with quality air-conditioning.Stuart Cramer arrived on the scene in 1906. Cramer was a textile mill engineer from North Carolina. Cramer invented a ventilating device that added water vapour to the air of his textile plants. The added humidity made the yarn easier to spin and less likely to break. Cramer was an important contributor to the development of air conditioning as we know it today.
In 1931, inventors HH. Schultz and J.Q. Sherman built the first individual room air conditioner. The unit rested on a window ledge or sill and resembled the units that are still used in apartments today. Large models of these units were only affordable to the wealthiest class as units ranged from £6,000 to £12,000. However, an industry was born.
The Packard Motor Company released the world’s first air conditioned auto. The controls on the dashboard came much later but a car was manufactured that offered air conditioning.
Air conditioning continued to grow in popularity. As models became more affordable, the demand often outweighed supply. In 1942, the US built its first “Summer Peaking” power plant. The plant was needed to meet the electric demand for the Summer season a when demand for air conditioning was stressing many eastern and southern municipal energy sources.
At WM Air Conditioning we provide a variety of commercial refrigeration services and equipment, from ice machines to purpose built cold stores, with our commercial refrigeration solutions being suitable for a number of different environments, such as pubs or cold storage warehouses.We have an excellent service team to provide backup for maintenance or emergency repair; our mobile engineers cover a large area around the UK with a comprehensive range of parts to complete jobs on the first visit. We offer maintenance programs for all refrigeration equipment that gives you secure peace of mind for maximum performance and reliability.
Ice Machines / Ice Makers
An ice machine that delivers efficiency and consistent service is a necessity in any commercial environment that provides drinks for consumers. We can supply a range of solutions to suit your specific ice requirements, from small scale cafe drinks sales to large scale bar and restaurant service.
Cold Stores / Cool Stores
These are excellent for establishments requiring more than just a normal fridge/freezer, such as a restaurant, pub, butchers or fishmongers. Mostly used for food and produce storage, these offer the perfect solution for those stocking supplies of perishable ingredients.
As with all heating/cooling equipment installations, we also offer a range of maintenance and repair services for commercial refrigeration systems in and around Oxfordshire. If your businesses’ cooling systems are in need of repair, upgrades, or simply a periodical health check, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.
It is essential that you keep your refrigeration system in top condition to prevent breakdown, which is why WM Air Conditioning offer a Pre-Plan Maintenance service for annual (or more often, depending on the need or application) check-ups and repairs for a variety of refrigeration equipment. We tailor our maintenance packages to provide a bespoke service that matches your needs.Should the worse happen and you find yourself with a refrigeration system that is broken, then we provide an emergency, 24/7 breakdown service to ensure that your system is repaired with a minimum down time.
In 1947, British scholar, S.F. Markham, said; “The greatest contribution to civilisation in this century may well be air conditioning - and America leads the way.” Apparently, consumers agreed. During the economic boom of the post-War 1950’s, demand for air conditioning units soared. More than 1 million units were sold in 1953 alone. Suddenly, every American home had to have at least one air-conditioning unit as the cooling system became a status symbol of sorts.
By the 1970s, central air conditioning was becoming a standard for office and new residential construction. The sale of individual air conditioning units began to slow. The new systems drew air over coils and blasted the cool air through the home’s ventilation system. Freon 12 was used as the cooling agent.In 1994, Freon was banned in many countries because of its connection to the deteriorating ozone layer. By 1996, auto manufacturers and central systems converted to less environmentally damaging agents R1343a. Honeywell and Carrier soon developed their proprietary agents that were significantly less harmful.
As far as air conditioning has come since Benjamin Franklin’s initial queries into the science, it is sure to advance further in the future.There will undoubtedly be further enhancements in air conditioning technology in the future, so watch this space!Heat Recovery Ventilation,Heat recovery is very much linked to ventilation, with combined systems often referred to as mechanical ventilation heat recovery systems.Heat recovery, in the context of buildings, is the collection and re-use of heat (therefore) energy that would otherwise be lost. As we become more concerned with energy efficiency, buildings become more ‘airtight’ meaning that ventilation systems are becoming necessary to keep comfort (and health) levels at a maximum within the indoor space.
Efficiency of the system can be increased even more by making use of the energy that would be lost from the re-circulated air in the HVAC system.One very common example of a heat exchanger is the radiator in a car, in which the heat source, being a hot engine-cooling fluid or water, transfers heat to air flowing through the radiator (i.e. the heat transfer medium). This is exactly what we are doing with heat exchangers in your ventilation / air conditioning system: saving you money by wasting as little energy as possible.
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Renewable Energy Heating Systems,More and more, we are told that we need to save energy in our daily lives. Energy consumption is increasing while natural resources are depleting meaning those of us that wish to be responsible for our planets current, and more importantly, future, need to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint.However, many people believe that it is always necessary to make sacrifices to achieve this goal, but innovative technology in heating that WM Air Conditioning can provide, shows that you can have both performance and reduced energy use.The answer? Air source heat pumps.
Air source heat pumps (ASHPs) use energy from the air outside of your house or premises to heat radiators, underfloor heating, warm air convectors or produce hot water. By making use of energy that is being naturally renewed on a daily basis (even in cold weather), ASHPs are an environmentally friendly way to heat your home.Combined with our Pre-Plan Maintenance service, you have a reliable system that works optimally all year round.
What are the advantages of using an air source heat pump? While ASHPs use some electricity in their operation, you will save considerably on your fuel bills by making use of energy from outside to heat your home.The amount of money you could be saving can vary widely, depending on what your current heating system is, what your current energy source is, and what efficiency your ASHP will be running at, but the savings can be substantial.
You have the potential to make additional money through the Renewable Heat Incentive being offered by the government.
The Renewable Heat Incentive is a UK government scheme that is intended to encourage households and businesses to use renewable heat technologies (such as ASHPs) with financial incentives.Reduce your carbon footprint and be happy in the knowledge you are doing your part in helping the environment.Are often easier to install than ground source heat pumps.For more information about heat pumps or the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), please get in touch.