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Using air conditioning to reduce dampness and mould

Air conditioning can be beneficial for a number of reasons and industries. Providing advantages for offices, schools and home living, air conditioning systems keep an environment cool, improve air quality and create thermal comfort. Used in both commercial and domestic settings, many users invest in air conditioning in order to reduce dampness and mould within an area. Whether it’s a portable unit which you only use from time to time or a wall-mounted system used within a large corporate building, there are ways in which these techniques can improve safety and provide a healthy, clean space.

How does air conditioning work?

Domestic and commercial air conditioning units adjust the air temperature, humidity, and quality of air. These units make rooms more comfortable and cooler by removing heat energy from outdoors, transferring that heat and replacing it with cooler air. Through internal ducts, coils and a fan unit, the central HVAC system transfers chilled air into a room by spreading refrigerants.

For a more detailed explanation of how air conditioning works, take a look through our expert blog here.

Importance of reducing dampness and removing mould

No matter where you are or how long you’re there, a building with dampness and mould comes with a number of hazards and health concerns which could affect your home or living conditions. Mould can grow anywhere that moisture is present in the atmosphere. Warm, damp environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, humid areas or anywhere with poor insulation are particularly prone to manifest into mould. This means, in order to reduce and avoid mould, you must keep the environment dry, clean and fresh air flowing to ensure it doesn’t start effecting your home or living conditions.

The health and well-being of people are the primary concern if there is any evidence of mould growth, whether that be in an office or at home and should be tackled as soon as it’s noticed. Some health concerns which are brought on by mould include:

  • Itchy and dehydrated eyes
  • CongestionHeadaches
  • Nausea
  • Runny nose
  • Asthma attacks and breathing problems
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Rashes and allergy flareups

Air conditioning units can be a straightforward and reliable solution for preventing mould growth and come in a range of different styles to make sure there is an option for every type of building, function and user.

How does air conditioning prevent mould?

Air conditioning and ventilation systems don’t just create cool air and circulate it around the premises, they also dehumidify air in rooms and make a clean, fresh space for people, pets, employees and visitors. Moisture-filled air will filter into the unit where it will be cooled, with the moisture condensing and turning into liquid form.

The moisture in humid air is the main culprit of mould growth, so by removing it, you’re restricting it from growing and keeping the key in a dry yet comfortable state. Investing in a high-quality, efficient air conditioning system for your home or business can be the ideal solution for long-term, mould-free spaces whilst also making sure you’re meeting any health and safety requirements. It’s also important to set up the air conditioning unit to the correct temperature and not have it too cold. Even though it’s tackling moisture, it should still be at a moderate room temperature.

Air conditioning Installation

Here at Lee Jackson, we strive to offer the best service out there and rest assured we’ll do everything that we can to bring a clean and simple installation to your home. Whether you’re looking for a wall-mounted, ducted or floor-mounted unit, we’ve got lots to offer. By supplying brands such as Mitsubishi, Samsung, Panasonic, Fujitsu and Daikin, we can find, install and maintain the perfect system for you!

Get in touch today on 0800 949 9070 and get a free quote!