Why Now Is a Great Time to Get an Air ConditionerDaniel Savoury
While people in some countries see air conditioning as an essential requirement in every home and office, the market is smaller in the UK. Perhaps it’s something to do with our disappointingly short summers!
But the truth is, there are lots of great reasons to invest in air conditioning for your home or the workplace, whether you decide to buy or rent a unit. Here are a few that you might want to consider.
Summers Are Getting Hotter
Global warming is a reality, and our summers are getting hotter. In fact, 10 of the hottest years on record in the UK have all occurred since 2002. Hot weather in the summer causes discomfort in the home, office, warehouse – everywhere!
When there is no air-con available, people can quickly become uncomfortable. For those people working in the cities like London or Manchester, air-con can help relieve discomfort and make workers more efficient. A heatwave can even be deadly when people are not fully prepared for it. Air conditioning can be incredibly helpful in these situations – especially if summers are going to keep on getting hotter.
More Efficient than Ever
Many people still have an outdated idea that air conditioners are very inefficient. But while they used to suffer from this problem, modern air conditioning units are more efficient than ever before.
They should still be used properly in order to be efficient (e.g. in closed rooms without open windows). But there is no need for them to add a huge amount to your energy bill.
They are also quieter than ever before. Modern air-con units do not make a lot of noise, so they won’t distract you while they are cooling the air.
It’s also true that air conditioning units are becoming more affordable. While you might have once seen air-con as a luxury, it is now more accessible for more people. And don’t forget you could also hire a portable air-con unit instead of buying one.
Enjoy a Better Night’s Sleep
Hot summer nights can make sleeping tough. If you are not prepared for them, it’s easy to become uncomfortable in the heat. Switch on an air-con unit, however, and you’ll sleep in comfort once again.
More Productive Workplaces
Hot, stuffy workplaces are terrible for productivity. If your office, warehouse or factory is proving too hot for the workers, air conditioning could be a very good investment. The amount you gain in productivity could easily outweigh the amount you spend on air-conditioning, and your employees will be happier too.
A Practical Solution
You could just leave the windows open to help cool down a room, but opening the windows is not always suitable. In a busy office, it could allow noise from the street outside to disrupt employees. Air conditioning provides a more practical alternative.
Time to Get Air Conditioning?
As you can see, there are lots of great reasons to invest in air conditioning. Depending on your circumstances, it may make more sense to buy air-con or rent it, and both have their advantages. So weigh up your options, take a look at the air conditioning units on our website and our FAQs, and choose your next air conditioner here.