The Truths & Myths of Air Conditioning

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The Truths & Myths of Air Conditioning Written by Airway Group Team

Air conditioners are installed and used in their millions across the world, keeping the climates of our businesses and homes in check round the clock. We tend to take our air conditioning units for granted, but the reality is that they play a crucial role in our comfort in our homes and workplaces. However, there are some misconceptions about air conditioning units, and we’re going to analyse these points and detail what is true and what is not.

Myth: Using an air conditioner can give you a cold

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Truth: Can you catch a cold from air conditioning? According to the AARP, this is a complete myth. Common colds are actually caused by a virus, not your temperature. This means that the air con can’t chill you to the point of illness. However, make sure you constantly wash your hands and keep your premises clean to keep bacteria at bay.

Myth: Air conditioner servicing is a waste of time and money

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Truth: This could not be further from the truth. Having regular servicing carried out on your AC can stop it from developing serious faults. Of course, faults can be rectified, but preventative maintenance can avoid these faults entirely, saving you time, money and hassle that you’d experience if your unit or units were to break down.

Myth: You can save money by turning the AC off, or setting the thermostat extra high when you leave home and turning it down when you return

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Truth: Both of these points are misconceptions. If you leave your thermostat on all day, when you come home and turn it down, it has to work harder to reduce the temperature, which means more energy is used and more money is spent.

Myth: It’s cheaper to leave the thermostat at the same temperature all day

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Truth: Doing this does not save any money. With modern technology, programmable thermostats are now available, which means you can set them to alter temperatures at certain times – so you can set yours to take a break when it doesn’t need to be in use.

Myth: Running air conditioning is expensive, full-stop.

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Truth: Is air conditioning really expensive to run? Whilst old, outdated units may cost more money, the fact is that this is no longer the case with more modern units. Thanks to new inverter technologies, air conditioning systems can now be rated as high as A+++ for energy efficiency – this ensures that they won’t break the bank.

As you can see, there are several misconceptions about air conditioning that can be disproved. Air conditioning is the most effective way to ensure efficient climate control in any indoor environment, so contact Airway Air Conditioning today to find out more about what we can do for you.