Nowadays, many people wish for cooler temperatures in both their home environment and work environment too. As temperatures are increasing year after year and that summer sun only feels harsher each time, it’s no surprise. Many people have air conditioners for home or work but we find there are particular questions people are always asking.
In this article, we will answer some of your air conditioners UK FAQs about installation, maintenance and repair.
What is HVAC?
As you dive into the world of air conditioners for home or work, a term people encounter frequently is HVAC. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning and provides thermal comfort and greater air quality. HVAC includes boilers, air conditioning units and ducts & moisture vents. So while it does not refer solely to air conditioning, it is included in the same terminology.
Previously, air conditioning units’ sole purpose was to cool and filter the air. Whereas now a lot of units come with reverse-cycle technology which allows for heating too. A lot of people don’t realise this and are of the belief that air conditioners only offer cooling solutions!
The full range of Daikin units, that we at Direct Air Conditioning install and maintain, are capable of both cooling and heating. This means it is a cooling escape from the summer heat but a warming embrace in winter months too. To top it off, in some cases it is even cheaper than to use central heating! Now you know you’re on to a winner!
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Should I get air conditioners for home?
Any improvement to your daily lifestyle is good, right? Well, a Daikin air conditioning unit is an exceptional one.
As we mentioned earlier, temperatures each year seem to become greater in summer and far colder throughout winter. In the past, air conditioners UK would have been more likely to be found at businesses and more commercially. Well, air conditioners for home are the future!
Now you can have a comfier, better lifestyle at home with the help of air conditioning. No more sleepless nights when it’s like you’re in the Mediterranean at 2 am, and no more shivering while wrapped in blankets either. All of these benefits and at a more affordable price than ever, it would be silly not to really!
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How often should air conditioning be serviced?
As a rule of thumb, after installation, you should have your air conditioning unit serviced yearly. For every year that an air conditioning unit is in usage but is not correctly serviced it can lose up to 5% of its overall efficiency. This then makes the unit have to work harder and leads to a higher chance of it needing air conditioning repair.
However, if you experience anything out of the norm of its usual function then it could be time for a service. Different issues you may encounter include:
- rattling noises can be heard during use
- drips or leakages from the unit
- air isn’t as cool/hot as it should be
- filter becomes clogged
- operates in a dusty area and ingests high volumes of dust
- hasn’t been used in a while
While all of these issues are easily solved by our trusted specialists, we do not advise to attempt air conditioning repair or air conditioning maintenance yourself. Besides, we offer an excellent maintenance service for all air conditioning units that will get you breezing along again in no time. All of our skilled technicians are Refcom certified and have a wealth of knowledge that you can trust.
Will air conditioning spread Coronavirus?
While this subject grows in relevance each day, not everyone is aware of how air conditioning affects Coronavirus’ spread. This pandemic has been felt all across the world and is a concern especially for anyone that works in a shared workspace.
It is the belief that it is better health-wise to have air conditioning than without it with combating COVID-19 and in helping to prevent infection. This is possible by also opening available doors and windows to get a consistent flow of fresh air and ventilation. By not allowing air to remain in one place for too long and become ‘stagnant’ it lowers the chance of particles of Coronavirus being able to linger. When this is also coupled with wearing masks and regular sanitisation it all helps with the effectiveness of fighting this illness.
While this is not typically air conditioners UK FAQs, with no sign of Coronavirus disappearing any time soon we feel it is relevant to include this information.
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How does air conditioning work?
The principle of air conditioning and how it works is actually quite simple.
Within an air conditioning unit are a compressor and refrigerant. The compressor circulates the refrigerant. This changes its state from a gas to a liquid. It is done by it coming into contact with cold air from outside. Ather that, then the liquid is forced through pipes to an evaporator coil, while the indoor fan forces air from the room across the coil too. As the air contacts the coil, the refrigerant changes from a liquid back to a gas again while absorbing the heat from the air. Once this happens it forces the air back into the house, cooler and more refreshing than before!
Much the same as the process for cooling the air, it is also very straightforward how an air conditioning unit heats. It is so straightforward in fact that it is the same process as cooling, just in reverse! As an air conditioning unit is already a heat pump it is merely not cooling the air in that instance.
We hope that these facts are informative and helpful to answer some of the air conditioners UK FAQs regarding installation, maintenance and repair.
Air conditioners for home or work will change your outlook and lifestyle on a daily basis. It could well be the best choice you make this year!
For any information that regards air conditioning installation, air conditioning maintenance or air conditioning repairs, contact us on 0800 088 6392 or use the contact form on our website.