Air Conditioning doesn’t just cool you down, it will also improve the quality of air around you. This leads to many benefits, some of which include respiratory conditions, the health of electrical equipment, work efficiency and general physical health. As well as these benefits, air conditioners will eliminate pollutants and contaminants including pollen and dust mites from the air. You must ensure to look after and service your air conditioner regularly to maximise its effectiveness!
You might realise that when you walk into a room with air conditioning, you should notice it is easier to breathe, especially if you suffer from hay fever, asthma or any other respiratory problems. There are a couple of reasons for this, firstly a room without air conditioning is likely to have the windows open causing harmful particles such as pollutants, dust and smoke to flow into the room. A large number of pollen particles in the air are very common in summer. With an air conditioner, these pollen particles will likely get trapped in the filters (as they are quite large in size), therefore stopping them from flowing into the room, this includes any other larger particles that could be an irritant to your system.
It is proven that we all concentrate more productively when working in comfortable temperatures rather than in boiling heats. The recommended temperature in a working environment should be anywhere from between 16 degrees to a maximum of 25 degrees. When the temperature rises to 27 degrees and above, work productivity significantly drops, likewise when the temperature drops below 14 degrees. BBC wrote that the best temperature to maximise performance would be around 22 degrees, but of course, this varies from person to person. If you are currently opening the window to encourage fresh air flow into the office, it could be quite noisy outside, therefore distracting you from working properly, whereas air cons are practically silent. Not sure mention that you feel the fresh air from an air con pretty much as soon as you turn it on, whereas it may take a while to feel any airflow if you have just opened the window.