Is air conditioning a need or a luxury?
7 reasons why it pays to have an air con installed at home and at work
To air-condition or not to air-condition? That is the question. The answer? It depends!
With today’s air conditioners becoming so affordable, many Australians ask themselves: ‘Is installing an air conditioner a need or a luxury’? Opinions do vary depending on your individual needs, preferences and lifestyle.
You might think: ‘In an age of climate change, is air conditioning a need or a luxury’? The truth is, everyone deserves to live and work in a healthy, productive and comfortable environment. And when you think of Queensland’s many sticky, sweltering summer days, who wouldn’t need a cooling air conditioned breeze indoors?
So is air conditioning a need or a luxury? Here are our top reasons why we reckon air con is not just useful but also improves your quality of life.
1) Temperature has a big effect on your overall comfort
While you can’t control the outside temperature, you can readily set a comfortable indoor temperature whether you’re at home or in the office. Just a few degrees more or less can have a strong effect on both your body and your mind. For example, businesses generally follow strict guidelines for office work in order to support staff productivity and well-being.
Remember that thermal comfort (ie a comfortable temperature) lies at the heart of everything you do!
2) An air con greatly improves indoor air quality
Today indoor air pollution has become one of the biggest threats to our health. And it’s just as important to improve the air quality at home, as well as breathing healthy air at the office.
So did you realise that air conditioning units don’t just cool or warm the air? They also contain a filter which can trap pollutants like smoke, dust, mould, and bacteria. This filter can greatly benefit people such as allergy or asthma sufferers.
3) Air conditioners work to dehumidify your environment
Another key point to consider is the humidity factor. In the summertime, we all hear and read the forecast’s assessment of, “feels like…” This is actually due to the humidity level that has a great impact on how we perceive the temperature.
One way to overcome the discomfort of extreme humidity indoors is by using the “dry mode” on your air conditioner. Many modern ducted and split system units not only provide efficient cooling and heating for your home but can also humidify, dehumidify, ventilate and purify the air!
You can activate the dehumidification mode with a single touch of a button on your remote control or smart devices. Remember, comfort is not just about the heat but also the humidity!
4) An air con is a successful alternative to natural cooling
If air conditioning is so important for comfort, how did we survive this far without it? The answer is that today’s buildings have fewer natural cooling mechanisms than earlier designs.
Generally, modern builders and architects tend to use fewer design elements such as high ceilings, thick walls or big windows for cross-ventilation. Which means that the need for artificial cooling is increasing in order to compensate.
5) You really can afford to run a modern air conditioner
What was once a luxury for the wealthy is now a necessity for (almost) everyone. Early air conditioners were very expensive to run, since the tech at the time wasn’t necessarily energy efficient.
Today there are many ways to minimise your air con running costs. For example, you can choose to get an inverter model, or to add a zoning system which can save you money in the long run. You can also choose the best energy plan for you and be on top of your cooling or heating costs at all times.
All of this means having an air con is a luxury you can now afford.
6) What about an air con’s carbon footprint?
If you are amongst the energy-conscious people out there, you probably ask yourself: ‘How much energy does my air conditioner really use’? Congratulations! This means you care about our environment.
You’ll be pleased to learn that there are many ways to make your air conditioner energy efficient at home or at the office.
Most importantly, choosing a model with a high energy star rating is probably the best environmentally friendly decision you can make – the more stars, the better!
7) Air conditioning can improve your quality of life
Last but not least, air conditioning contributes to your wellbeing, whether you are at home, at the office or out at the shopping centre. In other words, it keeps you cool or warm, healthy, productive, comfortable, and happy.
Hmmm… that all just sounds like another way of saying “necessity” to us!
Talk to Jaric Group for advice on the right air con for your needs
Investing in air conditioning creates a fresher, healthier and more comfortable environment both at home and at work. Today, air conditioning is a need and not a luxury.
If you need any air conditioning services, call Jaric Air Conditioning at 1300 452 742 or get in touch online for personalised advice and solutions for your home and business.