A common question from many people considering installing an internal air conditioning system is, “Does air conditioning make you sick?”
As leading providers of internal air conditioning installations for London apartments, across our resounding answer to the question, “Does air conditioning make you sick?”, is a loud, definite, “No”.
If you’re worried about air conditioning or have heard negative information regarding an A/C system, read on to discover the truth about using an internal air conditioning system.
The reality is, that rather than contributing to ill-health, in many cases a suitable air conditioning installation can make a significant contribution to well-being, as well as bringing a number of other benefits.
Why do we wonder, “Does air conditioning make you sick?”
In part, the answer to this question is psychological. Air-conditioned air is almost invariably cooler than the pre-existing air temperature. It is also drier, as moisture is removed from the air as part of the air conditioning process. Cold, dry air is often associated with winter chills and sniffles.
This means that for some people, the chilled air from the air conditioner is felt to be innately unhealthy, even though there is no sensible justification for thinking that.
You control the thermostat!
It’s important to remember that when it comes to air conditioning, you’re the boss! Every air conditioning system we fit has a fully adjustable thermostat that can be programmed to the desired temperature.
This allows users to adjust the interior temperature to suit the weather and the seasons: colder day outside? Turn the temperature up a little. Thermometer rising? Decrease the interior temperature.
We also have the i-FEEL Temperature control feature. The i-FEEL room temperature sensor in the remote control regulates the temperature in the room from where the remote control is.
So, if you want the temperature to be 21OC by your bed or sofa, just place the remote next to it, press the button andi-FEEL does the rest.
Dehumidifying brings additional benefits
Moisture-laden air can accumulate in the home for all sorts of reasons. Inadequate ventilation is a key reason. When it’s cooler outside, windows tend to remain shut, making it a real challenge to suitably maintain air flow.
In addition, some rooms in the home (notably the bathroom and the kitchen) can suffer from high levels of humidity due to the activities which take place there. Humid air allows moisture to accumulate wherever there’s a cooler surface, typically on walls.
If left unchecked, such areas provide the perfect environment for mould to grow. Mould doesn’t just look unsightly, mould spores can also trigger illness.
Some varieties of mould can cause permanent ill-health should they gain access to the lungs! This is where internal air conditioning can really help!
Air conditioning de-humidifies
As air passes through the A/C system, a large percentage of its moisture content is removed. This results in drier air that doesn’t have the potential to leave the levels of moisture needed for mould and other germs to thrive.
So when it comes to the question, “Does air conditioning make you sick?”, it’s clear that, at least when it comes to moulds and similar toxins, air conditioning actually reduces the likelihood of illness by decreasing humidity levels.
Given the damage to health which mould can cause, if you suspect you may have a damp problem or high humidity levels, installing an air conditioning system could give you much-improved air quality.
Allergies, asthma and breathing problems – could A/C help?
With the number of allergy sufferers on the rise, making sure that your home is as allergen-free as possible is a priority.
Buildings can be hot spots for allergens, as dust, dirt, animal hair, pollen and germs can accumulate over time, leading to high levels of allergen particles.
Air-borne allergens are a particular problem: opening the windows on a warm summer day, for example, can result in large numbers of pollen particles entering your home: not ideal if you suffer from hay fever! To counteract this type of problem, an air conditioning system is ideal.
Air conditioning – removing allergens in different ways
Air conditioning only works effectively if windows are kept shut, otherwise, you are simply cooling outside air.
As key routes for allergen entry are the windows of property, simply being able to keep them closed in hotter weather, due to the presence of air conditioning, is a great way of limiting the number which enters your home or office.
In addition, the air conditioning system includes a number of filters. These remove a range of differently sized particles from the air, resulting in a cleaner air which has fewer pieces of particulate matter in it.
Over time, A/C can result in significantly lower levels of allergens inside the home or other premises. Low allergen levels can help asthma sufferers, as well as others who suffer from allergies.
Provided the air conditioning system is regularly serviced in order to remove the build-up of allergens which inevitably occurs as part of the air cleaning process, there’s no reason why it can’t continue to help improve your health for many years to come.
Some allergy sufferers have reported almost miraculous improvements in their symptoms, once air conditioning has been installed in their home.
Having looked at the role which air conditioning plays in a London apartment, it’s clear that the answer to the question, “Does air conditioning make you sick?” is, “No!”
On the contrary, when the right system is installed, internal air conditioning has the potential to transform health and well-being.
Find out more about how our unique internal solutions fight off illness in our video below.
If you want to find out more about the benefits of air conditioning or see what systems are available which are suitable for your premises, call our team now on 020 3820 7377 to find out more.