The benefits of a whole-home cooling system extend well beyond just making you comfortable. There are many things that we do, especially in summer that wouldn’t be possible without air conditioning.
From the workspace to the home, air conditioning plays a role, here are somethings that made better (or wouldn’t be possible) without air conditioning.
Air conditioning technology is constantly evolving and air conditioning systems of all types, from simple split systems to larger heat recovery VRF systems are becoming ever more energy efficient. They can efficiently cool and heat a building, providing a constant and comfortable temperature, minimising energy use, reducing utility costs and carbon footprint.
Systems respond rapidly to changes in temperature, outside and in, maintaining the space to the desired set point. More sophisticated systems are able to recover heat from warmer areas and redistribute to cooler areas, making them extremely efficient.
No one likes to feel hot and sticky at work. It can lower productivity and be the brunt of many an office moan! Increased humidity can make an environment feel hotter than it actually is. Air conditioning systems simply remove the excess moisture from the air to eliminate ‘stickiness’.
Improves Air Quality
Busy offices can be a breeding ground for coughs and colds. Air conditioning systems contain filters that purify the air, reducing the number of bacteria and dust particles, odours and potential allergens. Occupants benefit from clean, filtered air, particularly important for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems.
Modern systems are very quiet, they may be continually monitoring and responding to the environment, but you wouldn’t know it. Even when systems are working flat out, when outside temperatures are at their most extreme, staff remain undisturbed.
Protects Business Critical Equipment
Modern workplaces are jam packed with technology that generates heat. This heat needs to be removed from the environment as delicate equipment can only operate within certain tolerances. Cleverly designed air conditioning systems take heat and humidity away, dispersing that energy elsewhere where it’s needed, ensuring your business-critical equipment is safe.
Fewer Insects and Parasites
The filters also keep out insects and are far more effective than a screen in an open window. Insects are annoying, but they can also be dangerous to people with allergies. A good air conditioning system can help keep indoor pets flea and tick free, as well.
Heat, and especially the humidity that often accompanies it, can wreak havoc on furniture of all kinds. Wood gains and loses moisture with the air around it which over time leads to warping. Leather also absorbs moisture which could eventually cause that stylish couch to rot. And any fabric is susceptible to the mould that breeds rampantly in damp environments.
Prevents Electronic Devices from Overheating
Almost as scary as the effects of heat and humidity on our bodies is the damage they can do to our electronics. The phones and computers we depend on daily can suffer serious meltdowns when the temperature goes up leading to loss of data and an overall shorter lifespan. If your place of work includes computer servers, they can be completely destroyed or at least suffer major damage if not kept cool enough.