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Air conditioners: 10 tips for using them best at home and in the office

Climatizzatori: 10 consigli per usarli al meglio in casa e in ufficio

During the summer season, the climate of your home and work environments influences your psychophysical well-being. High temperatures and humidity can, in fact, compromise comfort, productivity and health. 

Using air conditioners efficiently allows you to maintain a pleasant and healthy environment, avoiding fatigue, dehydration and heat stroke and reducing costs and energy waste. 

1. Keep windows


When using air conditioners, make sure all windows are tightly closed to prevent the loss of fresh air. This measure is essential to maintain a cool environment without overloading the system, improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption.

2. Use blackout protections

Install dark curtains, shutters or shutters on windows to limit direct exposure to sunlight. This reduces the air conditioner's workload and energy consumption, keeping rooms cooler.

3. Adjust the temperature appropriately

Avoid setting temperatures that are too low compared to the outside. The ideal temperature for physiological well-being is around 25-27°C. Setting very low temperatures increases energy consumption and can cause sudden temperature changes, which are harmful to health.

4. Use programmable thermostats

Programmable thermostats can help you manage the temperature better, reducing consumption when you are not at home or during the night. This simple device allows you to optimize the use of the air conditioner, increasing energy efficiency.

5. Insulate the house well

Good thermal insulation of the walls and roof can significantly reduce the need for cooling, keeping the house cooler for longer. This reduces the workload of the air conditioner and generates significant savings on energy consumption.

6. Use appropriate clothing

Cover yourself every time you move from a hot environment to a colder and more ventilated one, so you reduce thermal stress and prevent ailments such as colds and sore throats.

7. Use the dehumidifier

In areas with high humidity and moderate temperatures, the use of a dehumidifier may be sufficient to improve environmental comfort, reducing energy consumption compared to the use of an air conditioner. This measure is particularly useful in coastal or humid areas.

8. Plant trees and plants around the house

Vegetation can provide natural shade, reducing heat buildup and improving the microclimate around the home. This way, you can reduce the need for cooling and improve the energy efficiency of your home.

9. Control the air speed

Make sure the air speed is less than 0.15 m/s. Too high a speed can create discomfort and reduce comfort, while a controlled speed ensures uniform distribution of fresh air.

10. Carry out regular maintenance

Periodically clean the filters, internal components and external unit to avoid the accumulation of dust and waste. Correct maintenance increases the efficiency of air conditioners, reduces operating costs and reduces the risks of fire and corrosion.

Furthermore, it is advisable to have the refrigerant fluid and compressor checked by a technician every 2-3 years to ensure optimal operation of the system.

In addition to these tips, it is also important to sanitize vehicle air conditioners. Often overlooked, car air conditioning systems can become receptacles for bacteria and allergens. 

Use specific products such as Climasan One-Shot for a deep and safe cleaning of the system and the passenger compartment, so as to improve the quality of the air inside the vehicle and prevent respiratory problems.

With these simple but effective tips, you can optimize the use of air conditioning systems, reducing energy consumption and improving the comfort and healthiness of your home and work environments. 

Single-dose sanitizing treatment for air conditioning systems, in cylinder with one-shot system with total emptying. In just a few minutes, it thoroughly sanitizes the systems, purifies the air and releases a pleasant scent.

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