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Air conditioning has developed a bad reputation over the years. That’s because when it was originally invented it used harmful cooling chemicals which were partly responsible for damaging the environment.
However as people search for more efficient ways to heat and cool spaces air conditioning has become far more technologically advanced and in many cases can be better for the environment that conventional heating and cooling methods.
Research has shown that keeping spaces like homes and offices at a constant temperature is more energy efficient and less damaging to the environment than constantly heating and cooling. In addition, keeping a building at a constant temperature is better for the building as a whole because heating and cooling can cause reactions in buildings such as burst pipes, damp and plaster cracks.
Today many UK business owners are choosing to install air conditioning instead of using radiators, blow heaters, electric fans and other systems of heating and cooling. Keeping office spaces at a constant temperature is very cost effective and business owners are finding that using air con is actually much cheaper that central heating.
Although originally air conditioning simply cooled the air, these days it is far more sophisticated and can actually be used to recycle the air in a building. In recent years sick building syndrome has become a big problem for employers. There is still some doubt over what causes sick building syndrome but many experts agree that a lack of fresh air has a lot to do with it.
Previously, many buildings did not have adequate ventilation which led to stale air and the spread of germs, meaning more staff taking sick days. However these days air conditioning systems can be fitted with air filters which recycle stale air, either warming or cooling it, depending on the season, and sending it back into the building.
This means that buildings have a constant stream of clean, fresh air circulating in them leading to healthier and more productive staff. Although there are still some concerns about the use of chemicals in air conditioning systems and the cost of running them, most business owners who have air conditioning installed agree that it is one of the cheapest ways to heat and cool a building.