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With so many of us self-isolating at home making the most of the new-found time on our hands, you may be considering making a few changes to your living space over the coming weeks.  Installing air conditioning may be on your ‘to do’ list to make your home more comfortable while you are stuck inside.  Alternatively, you may use this time to spring clean your house and declutter your belongings to help bring some much needed focus during this uncertain time – if you already have an air conditioner installed, add its service to your tasks.

With health being at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts at the moment, we thought we would clarify some commonly asked questions around air conditioning and health.

Will using air conditioning give me a cold or spread germs?

Fear not.  The common cold is caused by a virus, not the temperature.  Focus your efforts on keeping your home clean and wash your hands often to keep colds and germs at bay in the first place.

Will air conditioning benefit my health in anyway?

Yes!  There are many other health benefits to installing air conditioning which include:

  • Aids individuals suffering from respiratory issues such as asthma and symptoms associated with allergies. Keeping doors and windows shut and utilising your air conditioning unit will ensure that pollens, dust, allergens and other outdoor irritants entering your home are kept to a minimum.  Plus, it helps regulate temperature, avoiding sudden temperature shifts from warm to cold which can sometimes provoke asthma attacks.
  • Improve sleep and performance. Whether you are working or trying to get a good night’s sleep, there is an optimum temperature and humidity level that will bring out the best in your performance or allow you to sleep well.  A comfortable temperature in a work environment has been shown to improve performance and concentration – a huge positive for those of us working at home for the foreseeable future or for households relying on lots of electronics for entertainment that tend to give off a lot of heat.   Similarly, when it comes to a good night’s sleep, a cool room is better to help you drift off than a hot or cold one.
  • Exercise motivation. A cool environment will be more likely to motivate you to exercise which is important for our mental well being during this unprecedented time.

Do air conditioners clean the air?

Your air conditioner improves air quality.  It keeps your environment comfortable by controlling humidity and regulating air quality.  However, regular maintenance is very important so that air quality doesn’t suffer as this can lead to associated health risks.  All our air conditioning units filter the old air out of a building and bring fresh air in to replace it, which reduces the risk of the air conditioning re-circling germs

JP Air Conditioning Deep Cleaning Service

It’s very important to service your air conditioning units regularly to make sure they are working efficiently and to clean or replace filters and heat exchangers.  As air conditioning professionals, we recommend you have your home air conditioning unit serviced and inspected at least twice a year.  Our team of skilled engineers can carry out maintenance for your air conditioning units and we can work with you to arrange regular servicing visits or one-off maintenance visits as required.

Coronavirus information

We are currently carrying out digital installation site survey’s where possible and providing quotes and information via email and telephone as appropriate.  Our installers are all wearing gloves and masks appropriately and are adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Let us know if we can be of any help to you during this time.  Please feel free to contact us for more information on 02083331191, email info@jpaircon.com or fill in our contact us form and we will get back to you ASAP.

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