New portable air purifiers can remove 99.98% of viruses
November 20, 2023
In the last few years, we have seen an increasing number of manufacturers introducing air conditioning solutions that can remove bacteria and viruses from the air. New filtration technology is being built into many standard indoor air conditioning units as standard and Loop can supply all of the lat...
How school air conditioning can improve student performance
September 26, 2023
We all know how hot, stuffy and smelly a school environment can be, especially in the summer and during winter months when the heating is on and windows are closed.
Air conditioning might have been a dream for teachers and students a decade or two ago, but nowadays it’s not only replacing tired a...
What’s the difference between air conditioning and air-to-air heat pumps?
August 16, 2023
Nothing. That’s the short answer to this question.
Air conditioning provides cooling and heating – the same as an air-to-air (air source) heat pump. The confusion is usually because most people believe that air conditioning only provides cooling – some do but most provide both cooling and heating...
Common features and functions of air conditioning controls
July 19, 2023
The functionality of air conditioning controls varies depending on the type of systems that you have installed. Here in the UK, the most common types of air conditioning types are:
Each type of system will have its own controller – u...
Concealed air conditioning systems
June 21, 2023
Modern air conditioning systems are designed for high efficiency and low running costs. They are also designed to look good and complement interior spaces.
Today, customers can choose from a wide range of indoor units; different types, styles, colours and finishes can be selected to suit individu...
Best wall-mounted air conditioning units 2023
May 22, 2023
Climate change is impacting the way that we live and work and here in the UK that means more homeowners are installing air conditioning than ever before.
Fortunately, there’s a great choice of wall-mounted air conditioning when it comes to style, functionality, and energy efficiency – there are a...
Air conditioning for sterile environments
April 10, 2023
There are thousands of small medical facilities up and down the country including GP surgeries, veterinary practices, dentistry practices and many more specialist medical centres. Providing a sterile and comfortable environment for patients is very important, not only to make visits as stress-...
The low down on floor standing air conditioning solutions
March 19, 2023
When we think about air conditioning systems, most of us will visualise ceiling or wall-mounted units. Ceiling units are mostly seen in larger commercial facilities or retail stores, whereas wall-mounted units are usually found in smaller premises or homes.
However, not all settings are ide...
What to expect from an air conditioning survey
February 20, 2023
Air conditioning systems must always be installed by qualified engineers. The industry is highly regulated because refrigerants can only be handled by experts and air conditioning systems need to be carefully selected to ensure that they deliver the right type of air to the right spaces safely.
Where should mechanical ventilation systems be installed?
January 19, 2023
The last few years have made us all more aware of how easily bacteria can spread and the most basic steps that we can take to prevent spread, such as keeping our hands and surfaces clean.
What we can’t easily control is the levels of bacteria and pollutants in the air that we breathe. And althoug...
Loop delivers its biggest food donation to Luton Foodbank
December 15, 2022
It’s shocking that in 21st-century Britain, thousands of people are going hungry every single day – real hunger that is painful and damaging to health.
Foodbanks have been a lifeline for so many people over the years, but demand is now at record levels. Luton Foodbank has given out over 10,0...
New home air conditioning solutions from Daikin
November 17, 2022
As a Certified Daikin Installer, Loop Air Conditioning can offer you the very latest Daikin air conditioning technology from the leading global manufacturer and innovator.
Daikin solutions are made to the highest standards and offer outstanding performance in energy efficiency. And when it comes...
0% VAT on domestic energy-saving air conditioning
October 20, 2022
Saving energy and reducing energy bills is now a priority for everyone. And as part of the government’s drive to reduce carbon emissions, in his Spring Statement the Chancellor announced that from 1st April, a 0% rate of VAT can be applied to all domestic energy-saving solutions that are installed i...
Low-temperature cooling solutions for wine cellars
September 21, 2022
Whether you run a pub, a wine bar, a restaurant, a hotel or you’re a private wine collector, you’ll know how imperative it is to maintain a constant temperature in your wine or beer cellar.
Wine cellars are not only used to store wine, they are used to keep beer, lagers, and soft drinks cool too....
6 warning signs that could lead to air conditioning breakdown
September 15, 2022
There’s nothing more frustrating or disruptive than mechanical breakdowns. Whether it’s the car, the boiler or the washing machine, it’s only when things stop working that we realise how dependent we are on them.
Air conditioning is heavily relied upon in most commercial buildings; offices, hotel...
What does air conditioning servicing include?
August 21, 2022
Air conditioning systems should be regularly serviced to keep them running optimally all year round. Just like with a car or gas central heating, mechanical parts need to be checked for wear and tear and safety. Did you know that by replacing a dirty or clogged filter with a clean one can lowe...
The best air conditioning solutions for restaurants and cafes
August 19, 2022
In a post-pandemic world, many people are naturally going to be a little cautious when it comes to eating out. People's biggest concerns will be eating indoors, especially during the colder months. However, there’s lots that restaurant and café owners can do to reassure customers and keep them,...
5 ways that smart air conditioning can save you money
August 10, 2022
Smartphones have become a way of life today, allowing us to manage all kinds of media and technology. Smart air conditioning now comes as standard with air conditioning systems, allowing users to optimise energy use from anywhere.
Smart air conditioning can be installed in any type and size of bu...
5 important questions to ask an air conditioning installer
July 21, 2022
The decision to install new air conditioning is the first step towards enjoying in a far more comfortable and efficient indoor environment. Having made this decision, the next step is to find a professional air conditioning installer. But where do you start? And what sort of questions should y...
Best energy efficient air conditioning for your home
July 18, 2022
Home air conditioning is becoming increasingly popular due to rising temperatures and concerns about air quality. Air conditioning provides cooling and heating, and modern systems also include state-of-the-art air filtration systems that help to purify indoor air, removing dust, dirt, bacteria...
5 reasons why air conditioning should be part of interior design
June 23, 2022
When renovating houses or modernising commercial facilities, interior designers will be working with the customer to meet a specific brief; to create a new, functional and stylish space that enhances the experience of its users. However, one area that can be overlooked is air conditioning – more spe...
What to know before installing home air conditioning
May 19, 2022
What you need to know before installing home air conditioning
With temperatures rising and increasing concerns about air quality, more and more people are turning to air conditioning to provide healthy indoor air at home. Allergies and viruses, including Coronavirus, have led increasing numbers...
10 really good reasons to get an air conditioning preventative maintenance plan
April 27, 2022
1. You will save money!
It’s not until your air conditioning breaks down that you will fully appreciate the value of having a preventative maintenance plan. Having no plan at all is risky on many levels; health, safety and performance are just a few of the thin...
New Panasonic graphite grey wall-mounted air conditioning system
April 20, 2022
Panasonic has added a new graphite grey option of their Etherea wall-mounted nanoe™X range of air conditioning units which also come in silver matt and pure white matt.
The units are available in capacities from 2kW to 3.5kW, and achieve A+++ efficiencies in both heating and cooling, wit...
What are the benefits of commercial air conditioning?
March 28, 2022
You only need to look around you when you’re out and about to see that there are all kinds of commercial properties: office blocks, shops, warehouses, garages, surgeries, manufacturing plants – the list goes on and on. All of these buildings will require some degree of air conditioning and ventilati...
Stay chilled this summer with a fresh, clean air conditioning system
March 17, 2022
Spring has arrived and not a moment too soon! With most people back at work, it's also the perfect time to look at how to keep indoor spaces fresh, cool and safe. Many air conditioning systems will need some attention; a service will ensure that the system is clean and free from bacte...
NEW! Design your own home air conditioning with 3D App
February 14, 2022
We understand that choosing a new air conditioning system is daunting for most home owners, primarily due to a lack of understanding. All that is about to change thanks to some new and exciting digital technology.
One of the world's top air conditioning manufacturers, Daikin, has launched a...
Why air conditioning design is so important
January 18, 2022
Having installed hundreds of air conditioning systems over many years, one thing that we know for sure is that every installation is unique. It’s for this reason that air conditioning design plays such an important role, particularly in new installations.
Many factors need to be considered when i...
5 ways to keep air conditioning running costs low
December 21, 2021
When looking for a new air conditioning solution, whether it’s for your business or home, it’s always important to consider how much the system will cost to run.
Modern air conditioning systems, especially those manufactured by leading manufacturers, offer superb energy efficiency. However, there...
Air conditioning technology that removes bacteria, odours and allergens
November 18, 2021
As we hunker down for winter, close our windows and turn up the heat, we’re usually focused on one thing – warmth. But for so many people, poorly ventilated or airtight homes and workplaces can quickly lead to the build-up of bacteria, stale air, dust and odours, which in turn can cause or agg...
How do we install outdoor units on high rise buildings without a crane?
October 20, 2021
City skylines always look impressive, and if you look closely, you will see that most rooftops have a variety of pipes, outdoor air conditioning units or ventilation equipment installed.
Installing HVAC equipment on rooftops is always a challenge, and requires careful planning and an experienced...
Improve long-term health and wellbeing with new fresh air ventilation
July 27, 2021
2020 was a wake-up call for us all. Never before have we been so aware of the importance of good hygiene and the air around us.
In addition to concerns about COVID 19, poor internal air quality can also be attributed to a variety of ailments such as asthma and eczema, as well as colds and fl...
Air conditioning for conservatories
June 22, 2021
Conservatories are a great addition to the home – they add space and light and offer a restful connection to outside space. However, they can be very cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. Installing an energy efficient air conditioning unit will ensure that your conservatory is comfortable...
Air conditioning for garden rooms
May 24, 2021
Events over the last year or so have made us all re-evaluate the way we live our lives. Businesses have had to change the layout of workplaces, and home workers have had to adapt their homes somewhat, in order to find a comfortable place to work.
The pandemic has also led many homeowners to...
New wall-mounted air conditioning designs for 2021
April 22, 2021
World leading air conditioning manufacturers invest heavily in developing the most energy efficient, low emission solutions that deliver premium value climate control for both commercial and domestic environments.
Customers today have more choice of designs, colours and functionality than ever be...
Cooling, heating and ventilation for educational facilities
March 23, 2021
The standards of facilities in schools, colleges and universities in the UK are incredibly high. Over the last fifty years, educational facilities have been transformed into bright, modern environments that offer state-of-the-art learning technology and access to an extensive range of subjects.
Why fresh air ventilation is good for your health
February 27, 2021
We need oxygen to stay alive, but how clean is the air that we breathe? We’re always hearing about the effects that pollution can have on our health, particularly those of us that live in built up areas or close to major road systems. But what about the air inside the buildings we work in...
Anti-bacterial air conditioning solutions
January 26, 2021
For many, returning to work in the future will cause some anxiety, but one way in which firms can put minds at rest is by installing, or retrofitting, anti-bacterial air conditioning systems which eliminate 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus).
While this may seem like an added burden and expense fo...
Make a fresh start with a serviced, sanitised air conditioning system
January 18, 2021
At Loop, we’re pleased and thankful that our entire team remains fit and well. Our customers can be assured that not only will be continuing to install, service and maintain all heating, cooling and ventilation equipment during the coming weeks and months, but we are taking all necessary hygiene mea...
What are the best air conditioning solutions for offices?
December 18, 2020
As a business owner or building manager, you’ll want to ensure that your staff or occupants are comfortable in their work place. A stuffy, over-heated environment will have a direct impact on productivity, and the health of workers too.
If the temperature in your office is inconsistent or c...
7 noteworthy benefits of home air conditioning
December 17, 2020
Until recently, most of us would only have used air conditioning when we went abroad to hot counties. However, climate change and air pollution are driving more UK domestic homeowners to install air conditioning in their homes. Fluctuating temperatures, high energy bills and air pollution are...
Reduce heat loss by up to 85% with energy saving air curtains
November 25, 2020
Creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors is what most commercial businesses aim for, and temperature plays a big role in achieving this. Most of us won’t notice an air curtain over the door as we enter a shop or building - what we do notice however is whether it’s toasty and warm or refres...
Air conditioning for home offices
September 17, 2020
Working from home has become a way of life for many over recent years, thanks to high speed broadband and more flexible working conditions. Of course, Covid-19 has forced millions more people to stay and work from home, which had led many businesses owners to re-think working practices for the...
IOR identifies seven critical areas for addressing climate change
August 19, 2020
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR), is an independent non-profit making organisation which has over 2200 members from across the entire refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump sector. It is a central resource for people from all over the world to improve the application of refrigeration and...
Sleek, sophisticated and smart controls
July 09, 2020
Daikin, a leading manufacturer of air conditioning technology, offer impressive designs of all equipment. Their award-winning Madoka controls are designed to embody Japanese style; gentleness and peace. The design won a Red Dot Product Design Award and iF Design Award which is cl...
Quiet, energy efficient air conditioning for bedrooms
June 16, 2020
Despite all that is going on right now, we can be thankful that the weather has been kind to us. Now that summer has arrived, this can mean enduring long hot nights, and a good night’s sleep is one thing that we can all benefit from right now. Air conditioning can be your saviour!
How to make indoor air in buildings safe after lockdown
May 21, 2020
We’ve all been through a lot over the past few months, none more so than those who have contracted Covid19, and sadly, the families of those who have succumbed to this terrible disease – our hearts go out to all of those affected.
The lockdown is beginning to ease and workplaces are opening up ag...
Our commitment to supporting local charities through food donations
April 21, 2020
In a few years’ time when we look back at the global pandemic that we’re experiencing now, we will probably remember two things; the devastation and loss experienced by families, and the extraordinary bravery, commitment and professionalism of healthcare workers, charities, volunteers and people in...
How food and drink retailers can prepare for hot summers
January 16, 2020
For most people, last summer was fabulous. Long, sunny days and balmy evenings enabled everyone to go outside, relax and have some fun (without an umbrella for a change!)
The food retail sector saw a rise in consumer spending too as more people enjoyed eating out and buying food for picnics...
Heating and cooling for large industrial spaces
October 17, 2019
Installing air conditioning solutions in offices, shops and homes is commonplace and pretty straightforward for qualified engineers. However, when it comes to heating and cooling very large spaces there’s a whole lot more to consider.
Heating and cooling a large space needs careful planning...
Basement air conditioning provides year round comfort
July 30, 2019
Loop Air Conditioning have just completed another new office installation for the Toureen Group to provide them with comfort cooling for two basement offices in Harrow.
The basement offices themselves are fairly small (as they often are), however their location meant that the distance required to...
Choosing the right air conditioning system for your home
June 25, 2019
Temperature plays an important part of our everyday lives. Some people prefer a cooler climate, whereas others prefer constant warmth. Of course, we can’t control the weather, but we can control the climate in our own home.
Installing air conditioning in your home offers a number of benefits. You...
Healthy air conditioning for sports facilities
May 22, 2019
Us Brits love our sports – if we’re not spectating and cheering, we’re taking part. Sports facilities are big business, and our choice of health clubs and leisure centres has never been bigger.
We see these facilities as a healthy place to workout and hang out, but are all heating, cooling...
Loop install new AC for free at specialist learning centre
April 17, 2019
Loop Air Conditioning has very proudly installed a smart new air conditioning system for free at The Bee Hive in Northampton.
The Bee Hive, provides a valuable range of education services to sixth form students with learning difficulties, and offer a range of vocational training and support facil...
Air conditioning for small spaces
March 25, 2019
Is your loft conversion like a sauna in summertime? Do you swelter when the sun shines into your small office? Or maybe your small storage facility is constantly chilly? If so, then air conditioning could be the answer.
Most people associate air conditioning with holiday lets or work places, howe...
How air conditioning can improve health and productivity in offices
February 26, 2019
Sitting at a desk all day can be hard work. You may well laugh but anyone who has experienced that 3 o’clock lull or nodding head syndrome will know how difficult it can be to maintain momentum whilst sitting in the same spot for hours on end.
Tea, coffee or a walk around the office may be...
EU crack down on the sale of illegal refrigerants
December 17, 2018
There was welcome news this week from the European Commission regarding the crackdown on the illegal sale of refrigerants. A group of Italian refrigeration contractors became aware of the listing of R410A on the Amazon website, with no specific direction that buyers must hold an F-Gas certific...
The importance and value of air conditioning inspections
December 03, 2018
Most responsible building owners and managers will have an air conditioning maintenance plan in place. This helps to keep air conditioning systems running optimally and safely, and ensures that worn parts are replaced. Maintenance plans can be tailored to suit the building and the regula...
Our guide to the latest and most innovative new air conditioning designs
October 29, 2018
Air conditioning units have never been more efficient or more stylish. Gone are the days of big, noisy boxes on the wall; today’s designs are sleek, functional and funky.
Designed to cool or heat small to medium sized spaces, such as shops, offices, surgeries, hotels and of course, homes, these m...
Stay warm and safe with a winter health check
September 25, 2018
We've all experienced mechanical breakdowns of some sort - whether it's the washing machine, the vending machine or the car! During the winter months all mechanical equipment endures heavy use and that continuous use puts a strain on working parts which means that they become less efficient and more...
Optimising energy use through the Internet of Things
July 02, 2018
Most large commercial buildings today will have control systems that manage hardware services such as lighting, security, elevators and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). In most cases the software for each service is supplied with the hardware, therefore to integrate them all i...
Money-saving air conditioning for shops, bars and restaurants
June 01, 2018
Attracting customers into the high street is a real challenge for local shop, bar and restaurant owners. Footfall is falling and costs are rising, and energy costs can take a big bite out of profits.
Most high street outlets have some form of air conditioning and we do know from experience...
Stylish air conditioning for really cool (and warm) homes!
March 27, 2018
Our weather is one of the most talked about topics here in the UK - we never quite know what we are going to get each day and, because we are often so unprepared, we’re either too hot or too cold.
It’s usually during the hot spells that we long for air conditioning, because we want to cool down....
IOR issue new Safety Code of Practice
March 12, 2018
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has issued its updated Safety Code of Practice Guide for Non Flammable, Lower Toxicity Refrigerants (Group A1).
The updated publication provides the industry with essential guidance for owners, designers, installers and operators of v...
New R32 domestic systems coming soon from Daikin
January 30, 2018
Daikin has started to roll out their Altherma 3 systems across Europe which offer a range of low GWP solutions using R32. Available in 4, 6 and 8 kW sizes, it is hoped that availability in the UK will announced soon.
The R32 Daikin Altherma systems will be ideal for domestic...
The benefits of R32 refrigerant and why you should upgrade your air conditioning
January 26, 2018
There are lots of changes taking place in the world of air conditioning, particularly with regards to refrigerants – all for good reason!
You’ve probably heard of the ‘greenhouse effect’ and of course global warming, and it’s for these reasons that there are new, stringent guidelines on using ref...
Loop surprise Luton Food Bank with donation
December 19, 2017
Most of us don't even have to think about where our next meal comes from, but for thousands of people, having regular food is a luxury and they depend on vital resources such as the Luton Food Bank to survive.
This much-valued charity provides those in need with non-perishable food items fro...
Why are the cost of refrigerants increasing?
November 06, 2017
In 2015 the EU issued new F-Gas regulations surrounding the use of and types of refrigerants. The purpose of the regulation was to cut the availability of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 79% between 2015 and 2030.
Because of the new regulations, HFCs, particularly those with high global warming pote...