internet of things

Air conditioning and the Internet of Things

Every generation has made technological advances to create more comfortable living and working environments.
With the advent of the internet and a host of connected devices and an "Always connected society", we have seen the rise of the digital age and with it the pursuit of the optimum comfortable living and working environment. This always ON, always connected and device-to-device networks is referred to as “The Internet of Things”.

What actually is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things in its basic form is the binary or digital communication through a computer network without necessarily requiring any human intervention.
Each “thing”, and this could be your fridge, air conditioning system, television etc that is connected to a computer network would be assigned an IP address, This connectivity allows each "Thing" to send and receive information to and from any other “thing” much like a computer. This networked communication between each device means that any "thing" could receive instructions and process these instructions. For example, these instructions could be to increase or lower the temperature of your fridge or air conditioning system, or even place an order from your fridge when you have run out of milk! They can also provide information such as the accurate temperature of your fridge or room.

The Internet of Things and the HVAC Industry.

The possibilities are quite astounding when it comes to air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems. The benefits are smarter, more efficient, more economical and more comfortable environments for all. It also allows us to communicate with the "Thing" and report on possible problems or areas we can develop "Smart" service and for it to notify other connected systems when a critical fault does arise.

Currently the "Internet of Things", which is primarily based on machine-to-machine communication (commonly known as smart technology), allows you to control an air conditioning unit, heating system or a ventilation system using your smartphone, tablet, PC or other connected device. This allows users to control their system as long as they have a suitable internet connected device such as a tablet or smartphone etc. For the HVAC servicing company, this allows them to monitor and diagnose the HVAC systems without attending site and allows them, when required, to source parts far quicker.
Domestic customers are already seeing this change in their homes. British Gas has run a very successful campaign in recent years for their Hive Active Heating.  This has allowed people to be anywhere in the world and as long as they are connected to the internet, turn on or change their heating settings in their home.

Industrial and Commercial HVAC

In the industrial/commercial sector, this type of technology is already available with systems like Mitsubishi Electric’s MEL Cloud and the technology that can be found in Daikin’s Online Controllers. These online "Always ON" systems allow you to control, manage and diagnose your system, using your Smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world, without the use of a remote control and the need to be at the same location.
Mitsubishi Electric has described this product as “a new generation of Cloud based control for Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning and Ecodan Heating products that provides users with effortless control of their devices whether they are out or are just lying on their sofa at home.
“Accessing and controlling your Mitsubishi Electric products has never been simpler and is now possible via a wide range of PCs, tablets and smartphone's".
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The Grand at Grasmere Cumbria - Country House Hotel - Second Phase

Air Conditioning in the Lake District | Phase ll

The second phase of the refurbishment works at The Grand at Grasmere has recently been undertaken with 8 bedrooms being fitted with Mitsubishi wall mounted Zen type air conditioning units.  Available in silver, black and white The Grand chose the silver units which were connected to PAC-LV11M LEV, allowing the split system to operate on the VRF system.  The units are controlled via simplified Mitsubishi remote controllers in each bedroom.  Via a third party passive infra red detector, the system is connected to the existing restaurant AE200 touch screen controller.
The laundry room PKFY wall unit has no local controller and is controlled from the AE200 located in the hotel reception.
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fleetwood town FC logoAllcool (NW) Ltd have always tried inso far as possible to assist local sports clubs. We are happy to announce that we have recently agreed to a seasonal Match Day sponsorship package with Fleetwood Town FC at Highbury and would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best this season!
Paul Talarczyk - MD of Allcool NW Ltd
Paul Talarczyk - MD of Allcool NW Ltd 
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Allcool NW has covered the whole of Lancashire county in one form or another for over 30 years.
Allcool - Air conditioning contractors in Lancashire
We like to see ourselves as your "Air Conditioning Contractors for Lancashire".
Allcool NW is a respected name in the Lancashire air conditioning industry.  Offering you a world class level of Air Conditioning supply, service and support. Allcool NW offer you an expert level of equipment, ensuring that the optimum capacity is supplied to ensure that the highest level of economy and energy saving can be achieved both in summer and winter if you have one of our enegy saving heat pump units that will heat in temperatures down to -5 degrees Celcius.
We are also agents for Mitsubishi and Daikin air conditioning systems

Optimum Energy Efficiency.

Today's air conditioning systems are finely tuned mechanical wonders offering optimum energy efficiency in both cooling and heating mode and are far more efficient than electrical space heaters. They also have the benefit of reducing the amount of dust and pollen in the air and well as having a positive impact on the room humidity.

Hotel Air Conditioning.

If you have a hotel or a bed and breakfast and would like to investigate ways of reducing your energy consumption and costs, then please contact us.  We will be more than happy to look at more efficient equipment to assist you in this area of commercial air conditioning. There are also Government incentives that are available to assist in certain areas that we would be happy to discuss with you.
In addition to being able to advertise that you have air conditioning, offering reduced energy consumption making your property more "Green", it will also therefore make your establishment more attractive to guests.

Industrial Air Conditioning.

Industrial air conditioning efficiency and running costs can be dramatically reduced with regular maintenance or with investigating the supply and installation of new equipment.  There are local Government grants available to assist you in meeting these costs and complying with regulation for equipment where the total exceeds 12kw in total power consumption.
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Allcool Commerical Refrigeration North WestCommercial Air Conditioning & Refrigeration North West

Allcool North West are commercial and industrial refrigeration engineers situated in the North West of England. We have been servicing and operating out of Lancashire in England's North West since 1977.
We are able to supply, service, repair and maintain all your commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment including all of the following: under bar fridges, upright fridges, upright freezers, island freezers, cold rooms, walk in in fridges and walk in freezers, bottle coolers, water coolers, wine coolers, ice makers and chiller units for your shop, supermarket, superstore, hotel, pub or restaurant.
We also supply, service and maintain industrial air handling units, air dryers and ice flakers for the food processing industry.

Commercial Air Conditioning Refrigeration Contractors and Engineers for the North West

When your business relies on prompt, efficient and reliable refrigeration contractors and their engineers in the North West, to support your business, then look no further than Allcool (NW) Ltd  who have been assisting businesses all over Lancashire since 1977 with their commercial cooling and chilling requirements. We have highly trained and qualified staff to assist you with your equipment and maintenance and offer a 24 hour call out service.

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment for the North West.

Allcool North West have been dealing with all the top commercial refrigeration manufacturers and suppliers for many years and are able to supply the equipment that is best suited to your requirements and budget. Below are a few of the more common types that we have been asked to supply and maintain.
  • Under counter fridges
  • Under counter freezers.
  • Upright fridges and freezers.
  • Island fridges.
  • Island freezers.
  • Cold rooms.
  • Walk in in fridges.
  • Walk in freezers.
  • Wine cellars.
  • Bottle coolers.
  • Water coolers.
  • Wine coolers.
  • Ice makers.
  • Chillers.

Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Equipment for the North West.

When your business relies on your ability to ensure that your equipment is well maintained and running at its optimum performance levels making sure that there is as little risk to your business as possible, Allcool NW have a number of maintenance options available to you in order to facilitate the ongoing maintenance of your equipment. For your peace of mind and to ensure that your commercial refrigeration equipment is well maintained and complies with current legislation, call the experts today.
We would love to hear from you so please drop us an email or call us today.
Air Conditioning North West
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Allcool (NW) Ltd
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers
Unit 6 Wyrefields, Poulton Le Fylde Business Park
01253 893649
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