Air conditioning is a standard feature of the majority of workplaces today, particularly considering increasingly long hours spent in the office and the better documentation of the detrimental effects heat has on concentration. Despite this ubiquity, however, many people remain ill-informed of the technology and its uses. Here are some common myths that you may have heard circulating the office at some point:

  1. Air conditioning causes colds

The notion that being cold causes illness is completely untrue, and one only has to have the most rudimentary understanding of biology to understand why. Although being cold can make the body more susceptible to disease, a cold itself is caused by a virus, not the temperature of the room. Having said this, offices are still breeding grounds for illness due to the close proximity of workers and the static nature of desk work, and a cohort of sick workers is obviously undesirable. Air conditioning or not, the practice of hand-washing and maintaining a sanitary work environment is vital for office well-being.

  1. Air conditioning is terrible if you want an eco-friendly office

Although air conditioning uses energy and so is, of course, contributing somewhat to global environmental issues, the technology used in modern air conditioners is becoming increasingly efficient and eco-friendly. Most are now rated A for energy efficiency and no longer run on refrigerants which deplete the ozone layer.

Even in smaller offices where you might think a small fan would be sufficient to cool workers, air conditioning tends to be the more efficient and environmentally friendly option. And on that note…

  1. Ceiling fans are just as effective as air conditioning

Ceiling fans work in very different ways to air conditioning and are a much less sophisticated technology, serving only to push air around as opposed to cooling it down. Indeed, you only feel cooler when using a fan due to the movement of air against your skin, which requires close proximity and will inevitably not be able to benefit all people in an office. Although fans can be used for areas where there is little air circulation, they are more suited to residential buildings where they can be placed wherever the owner wants them. An office needs a system in which all workers can stay cool, happy and productive.

Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues
blake thompson
blake thompson
2023-09-09
Top Quality Company, Had a new Air Conditioner fitted in our Care Home to keep Medication room cool during Warm days during summer. Unit works very well.. Fitting was done all in one day and it didn't take long to fit unit. Unit was fitted very professional. no untidy wires or piping. Outside Unit fitted to wall away from Public walking by. Tidy straight pipe work outside which uses builds drains to run drain pipe. Unit fits well on side on building.
motchman james
motchman james
2023-08-31
A great job from beginning to end. I would highly recommend, removed old broken unit and installed new uprated equipment. Looking forward to a long warm winter. Thanks guy's
Mingwei Chi
Mingwei Chi
2023-07-28
I would recommend IHT to anyone who would like to have aircon unit installed, especially the engineer did the installation who is very professional and polite. Highly recommended !