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Air Conditioning Myths And Misconceptions


A man sat at his desk with an air conditioner above him

As we approach the warmer months of the year, air con hire or the purchase of a unit may be the perfect investment for your home, allowing the regulation of heat within rooms to maintain a cool temperature. Despite the obvious benefits of air conditioning, myths and misconceptions persist around the practicalities of them, with some confusion around the way in which an air conditioning unit should be used, as well as the risks and problems associated with them. Whether you require ac installation from one of the nation’s leading air conditioning companies, maintenance or breakdown service, Westcott Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd have you covered with professional and affordable local assistance.


Continue reading to learn about some of the biggest myths and misconceptions surrounding air conditioning. 


Air Conditioning Can Give You A Cold

Air conditioning units function by removing warm air from inside your home and pumping it outside, releasing the cool air back into the room and reducing the temperature on those stuffy humid days. Understandably there is some fear that this may cause occupants of the property to develop a cold due to the drop in temperature, however this is simply not true. Cold temperatures don’t cause colds as you may suspect, and it is in fact viruses that cause sore throats, runny noses and coughs. A badly maintained air conditioning unit may mean that occupants of your home are breathing dirty, low quality air, so you should always make an effort to keep the unit in good condition.


Bigger Units Are Better Units

Though you may believe that the output of larger units is preferable to that of a smaller air conditioning device, the size of a unit actually has no bearing on the capacity to cool your home, and a larger unit may actually be less energy-efficient, pricier and take up more room than they actually need to. A specialist from Westcott Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd will be able to advise you on your air conditioning requirements, recommending appropriate units, as well as installing and maintaining them when required.


Sleeping With The Air Conditioner On Is Unhealthy

Somewhat of an old wives tale, sleeping with the air conditioning on to provide coolness within your home is not unhealthy, and may actually help to create a comfier night time environment for you and your family. Some air conditioning units actually have a special ‘sleep’ function for those humid nights, so make sure you check the user manual of your unit for this helpful addition.


There Are No Clear Issues With The Air Conditioning, So You Don’t Need It Checked

Even if there are no clear issues with an air conditioning unit, it is still a good idea to get it checked on a regular basis. Routine maintenance may help you to catch inconvenient issues before they turn into a larger and more expensive problem later on. Ideally you should have your unit checked as regularly as once a year, with dust, dirt and mold all likely to affect performance and result in you paying unnecessary amounts on energy bills.


As experts in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, we offer a range of professional services to make our customers as comfortable as possible. Whether you need ac installation for a residential property, or a ventilation system for the office environment, Westcott Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd are here for you. No matter what your requirements or budgetary restrictions, we have a bespoke solution for your home or business. Don’t hesitate to contact us today with any queries about our supply of the nation’s leading air conditioning companies, or if you have any enquiries about air con hire.

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