Blog15 July 2019

How to beat the heat this summer

We may not have eclipsed the intense heat of last summer just yet but that could all change if recent weather forecasts are anything to go by.

Meteorologists have suggested that temperatures are set for a substantial increase over the coming days, which could kick-start a three-month heatwave lasting until October!

The incoming hot weather has been attributed to a ‘continental heat dome’ which will dominate the UK, with London and the South East expected to see the highest mercury readings.

If temperatures reach the heights mentioned, there will be plenty of businesses throughout the country that could benefit from having a temporary air conditioning system in place.

And this got us thinking – how did people overcome the heat prior to the availability of traditional cooling solutions?


At Andrews Air Conditioning, we’ve always had an interest in all things climate control, and this has prompted us to look at some of the methods people once used to stay comfortable during summer.

As you can imagine, some of these techniques were more effective than others! We’ve produced an interactive infographic which provides a light-hearted insight into some of the less conventional choices people made during scorching weather.

And for those of you looking for a more straightforward approach to beating the heat – good news! We stock a massive range of portable air conditioning units for hire and can arrange delivery and installation at times convenient to our customers.

If you’ve got a cooling requirement that needs addressing or you’d like more information about the services we offer, call us today on 0800 211 611.