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What is the Difference Between Air Conditioning and Ventilation?

Posted on by Belmar Services Ltd Blog

Offices in the summer are littered with tailored shorts and unbuttoned shirts. As the heat increase, productivity typically slumps. For any manager or director, this poses a dilemma. Investing in an air conditioning or ventilation system can drastically improve your working environment, but how do you know which one to choose?

If you have mistaken conditioning and ventilation systems before, you are not the only one. Although these two units are strikingly similar, the subtle differences can offer an array unique benefits to your office.

You are probably most familiar with air conditioning units. Most cars come with a conditioning system, so what are they actually doing?

If we stick with the analogy of a car, the main purpose of this system is to cool the car down in the summer or heat it up in the winter. In simple terms, this is achieved by ingesting the existing air in the car, heating it up or cooling it down, and then recycling the air back out.

Air conditioning systems control the humidity of the air using a watered down version of a ventilation system, but this isn’t to say that an air conditioning unit does the job of a ventilation system.

Air ventilation units operate by mixing the air from inside a building with the air from outside and releasing the end product back into the office. This will not change the temperature of the air, it will only affect the quality of your air.

If you have a naturally cool office and the temperature is consistently mild, an air ventilation system will offer more benefits than a conditioning system. The hybrid of outside and office air will rid the room of impurities and help remove pollution from the air and it can also save you more money in the long run.

If you are seeking to control the temperature in your office or building, an air conditioning unit will allow you to do this, but it could result in a higher energy bill in comparison to a ventilation system.

Although the differences between air conditioning and ventilation units may be few and far between, highlighting your specific needs will help you narrow down the choice between the two units, and you can start creating an office which is suitable for the summer.

If you are interested in installing an air conditioning and ventilation unit into your office, contact Belmar Services on 0115 9551398 to speak to one of our advisors today. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form and leave us a message and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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