Archive for May, 2013

The University of Lincoln spends money on ScentWave units and it’s all for the good reasons. Aside from masking unpleasant odors, scented air conditioners can also enhance mood and alertness. Read this article from The Linc.

The University of Lincoln has spent £1,050 on three ScentWave units located in seminar rooms in the Main Admin Building.

In addition to the cost of installing the devices, scent cartridges cost £255 each and last on average 300 hours, which equates to approximately one month’s use. Therefore the cartridges are intended to be replaced on a monthly basis at a cost of £1,020 per annum.

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Student James Urmston feels that the money has been wasted: “With the big building and massive doors allowing for circulation, maybe they could spend money on paying for extra contractors to build the new art building, which is still not ready.”

The ScentAir units will diffuse a fresh apple fragrance in the areas where the units have been placed.

The University of Lincoln state that the units “potential value” is threefold:

To enhance mood and alertness.
As an associative stimulus to promote recall from one seminar to the next.
As a hygiene factor, masking any potentially distracting unpleasant odours.

Daniel Sparrow, also a student at the university, said: “The air flowing through the Atrium is freezing cold and provides enough circulation of air without altering it. Adding air conditioning is a pointless expenditure as no odours linger there anyway due to the open-planning of the space.”

Whilst second year student Rory Keegan feels that the air conditioning is a good idea, but is less certain about the scented addictions: “Nice smelling air-con is unnecessary and there are surely better things to spend money on.”

Second year journalism student Alex Johnson believes that the money spent has been wasted: “£1,000 on scented air conditioning when students are using outdated software is simply mad.”

Third year advertising and journalism student Laurie Caumette said: “Those rooms are the main rooms that are used for external visits. Good impressions count.”

She continued: “Also, the smell of Artium food goes up and into those rooms. A scented air con will resolve that issue.”

Comfort Experts, a full-service air conditioning and heating contractor, provides free indoor air quality analysis to keep air-conditioned rooms safe and clean.  This webpage explains the importance of air quality analysis.

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Do you know that air conditioner robberies are on the rise these days? There have been many reports of thieves breaking into building premises—from homes and schools to business establishments and even churches—to steal air conditioning units and sell their copper.

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The air conditioners in your home are easy target of robbery. Thieves could attack at night when you are sleeping or during days when no one is home. In the absence of deterrent measures, these criminals could speedily steal away your units as well as your “cool.”

To ward off thieves, install lighting fixtures close to the air conditioners to keep the areas well-lit. You can also secure the units with a chain and a padlock, which would make it time-consuming for thieves to unbind and strip units off their metal casing. For added protection, each unit can be enclosed within a metal cage or a fence.

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If you think that chained or caged air conditioners could ruin the aesthetic appeal of your home, then at least move the units to more secure spots. You can hide them behind plants where they are not accessible to people, too. You can also use air conditioners with an alarm feature. Once these units are tampered, their alarm will work to alert you.

The current economic crisis and the rising cost of copper could provoke people to steal air conditioners. By being proactive in safeguarding your properties, however, you can protect your home from air conditioning unit theft.

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Aside from employing security measures that prevent AC theft, conducting unit maintenance checks is also important to ensure safety. Hobson Air is a full-service air conditioning contractor that installs and repairs air conditioning units. Read more about the importance of air conditioning system maintenance on this website.