With Christmas almost upon us, many office managers will have turned their air conditioning systems off with the plan to turn them back on again in the spring. At the same time, using and maintaining your air conditioning system during the winter months is integral to keeping it in optimum condition.
In this post, we take a closer look at why your air conditioning is just as important in winter, and why you can reap the rewards of a professionally installed system all year round.
Winter maintenance is crucial
Our recent blog post on keeping your air conditioning system in tip top condition during the winter provides essential reading for those looking to keep their unit ship shape in the cooler months. Winter maintenance is vital, and its importance is often underestimated.
From changing your filters to keeping outdoor condensers clear of seasonal debris, there are a selection of maintenance rules that must be followed by responsible owners of air conditioning systems. The simplest maintenance can prevent more serious and difficult to rectify air conditioning problems later down the line.
Annual maintenance reduces the likelihood of repair and replacement, but it also saves time and money. Maintenance keeps your system efficient, lowering those energy bills when you need to cut costs the most.
Keep indoor air quality high
With the average UK worker spending more of their time indoors, achieving high indoor air quality is a hugely important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As WebMD puts it:
We tend to think of air pollution as something outside – smog, ozone, or haze hanging in the air, especially in summer. But the truth is, the air inside homes, offices, and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outside. The air inside your home may be polluted by lead (in house dust), formaldehyde, fire-retardants, radon, even volatile chemicals from fragrances used in conventional cleaners. Some pollutants are tracked into the home. Some arrive via a new mattress or furniture, carpet cleaners, or a coat of paint on the walls.
Unfortunately, pollutants can rarely be avoided completely. However, with the right air conditioning system in place, and with the right use and maintenance, employers can help their workers breathe easy. Limiting their exposure to indoor air pollutants and creating the right environment will put them in great health.
Improve conditions for your workers
Winter air quality is generally poorer than spring and summer indoor air quality. Rising humidity levels and reduced ventilation cause the air within commercial buildings to stagnate. Pollutants, allergens and contaminants thrive in these conditions, creating unhealthy conditions for your workers.
An air conditioner’s filtration system provides obvious advantages all year round, including during winter. This means your employees can enjoy a healthy and comfortable working environment, however long their shift.