Does air conditioning cause sore throats?

The simple answer is no. There may be a link between air conditioning and getting a sore throat but it isn’t a causation. Air conditioning can be a breeding ground for bacteria and for infestation but with these clever ideas on how to maintain the system, it should not be an issue.

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Readying your AC unit for summer

Taking the steps to help your AC Unit function at their peak throughout the summer months can be done with our help.

Two of the steps that can be taken will be weatherstripping the windows and caulking air leaks – these will help keep the cool air inside the building.

Another step to do is turning back the thermostat from its original setting by seven to ten degrees for eight or so hours – this tactic can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling costs.A fourth way of saving is through using a programmable thermostat.

A fourth way of saving is through using a programmable thermostat.

If you are hiring an air conditioning contractor, it may fair well to follow the below advice:

– Prior to doing anything, check the warranty on your current air conditioning unit to determine whether any repairs, replacements or tune-ups
– Arrange for annual maintenance on your AC Unit with a qualified technician. This will entail checking the airflow over the coil, testing for the correct fluid level, know as the refrigerant, reviewing the combustion process and ensuring proper airflow to each room
– Research the company you have hired, their work history and if there have been any complaints
– Similarly, check licensing by asking to see a copy of the contractor’s license and insurance before work stats
– Compare at least three estimates you have acquired before choosing a contractor

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Buying an AC Unit

Air conditioning is becoming a common feature in offices and shops, leading to the increase of AC units sought after for homes.

What comes into question is which air conditioner should be bought. There are a number of factors that come into play with choosing the right AC Unit – there are essentially two main types of air conditioners available; single-unit models that are portable and will need to be vented through a window or door, and split-unit models that are permanently fixed to a wall.

Single-unit model

A single-unit or portable air conditioner, will often be easier to install, be a fairly cheap fix for cooling your home and allows the hot air to vent out through a hose, allowing it to be moved from room to room.
However, there are disadvantages that can become apparent such as venting the hose through an open window could potentially pose a security risk; portable air conditioners are not as effective at cooling compared to split-unit models – they will quickly get hot and leak heat back into the room; some models can be heavy, so ensure your chosen unit isn’t too heavy for you to lift comfortably and that the hand-holds are easy to grip.

Split-unit model

The advantages of acquiring a split-unit air conditioner come as follows: ideal for a room that often becomes too hot, a secure way of air conditioning your home – no need to leave windows open, quieter and more efficient that single-unit models, along with being more powerful than a single unit.
Among advantages come disadvantages such as the cost, it will be a larger amount than a single-unit model and a split-unit model will need to be mounted on an outside wall and may require a professional to install it.

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Your AC unit

Central AC units are effective at cooling a home efficiently, providing that much-needed relief from that stuffy heat, come Spring/Summer time.

Although, your AC unit will only work well if the parts are kept clean and in a functional condition.
You will need to perform routine maintenance on your air conditioner so to keep the operating sufficiently.

Dirty filters will rob air flow and decrease the unit’s performance. Along with dirty filters, another energy waster is a dirty condenser coil.
If your AC unit is outside, it will likely collect the dirt the wind is blowing, thus the condenser coil becoming dirty which will not allow the sufficient airflow through the coil, therefore the refrigerant won’t be cooled as quickly, leading to a low efficiency.

Fan blades on the condenser fan or the squirrel cage fan inside that are damaged or unclean will eventually begin to vibrate and restrict the air flow.
Damaged or bent blades are what causes the vibration and will shorten the life of your motor. Build up of dirt and grime on the fan blades can also cause the vibration and restrict the air flow.

To see to these issues, your initial step would be to turn off the power to the AC unit and the outside condenser. You can then proceed to pick apart the condenser for a thorough clean.
To clean the coils, use a hose with a spray attachment and rinse.
When cleaning a blower fan, it is advised to call a professional to handle the job as they will be skilled in this area and have more expertise about the maintenance.

BMS Aircon are HVAC specialists, one of the top Air Conditioning Companies across Midlands and UK, leading provider of all types of air conditioning. Based near Leicester, BMS provide services across the entire country in places such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Northampton, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Derby.