Historically, air conditioning hasn’t been considered as a necessary feature in most UK homes, as we haven’t had the weather, or the budget, for it. But as we increasingly experience long spells of hot weather it is becoming more popular. There are also more options available nowadays, such as portable units, which bring down the price considerably.
So, if you’re looking for some form of cooling system in your home, what things should you look out for and what really are the benefits?
Benefits of a good aircon system
An increase in temperature can cause real problems for some sections of society who already have existing health problems, and so the ability to maintain a steady, constant temperature can, quite literally, be a life saver.
The filters in many aircon units also help to improve the air quality in your home by removing dust, mould and other pollutants from the air. These pollutants can be harmful for anyone but particularly problematic for those already suffering with conditions such as asthma.
Because you don’t need to open your windows to cool your home down you also won’t be pestered by bugs and bees. Another benefit to not having your windows open is that you won’t be exposed to pollen in the air that can trigger hay fever symptoms.
Although it sounds unlikely, an air conditioning unit in your home can also improve your security because you’re not tempted to leave windows and doors open and then forget about them as you head out for the day.
Cooler temperatures in the home also affect our mood; a more level temperature, a more level mood. It’s also difficult to sleep when it’s unbearably hot, which can also contribute to making us a bit grumpy.
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What to consider when buying aircon
With so many options available it can be difficult to know what is the best air conditioning system for you, and Which? offer some good guidance.
Things you will need to consider include your budget and the space you have available in your home. Also, do you want a portable or static system? You may also consider additional features like sleep modes and timers.