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What Is the Difference between Air Conditioning and Ventilation?

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by Active

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Investing in any new equipment for your commercial or residential premises should not come without appropriate research into the benefits of what such an appliance could do for you. If you’ve been pondering the difference between air conditioning and ventilation, keep reading the latest blog post by Air Conditioning Direct.

The weather is beginning to change, but sometimes, no matter how cold the weather is outside, our offices still easily become hot and stuffy environments. This is typically due to the amount of equipment we use that can heat up over time and the impact of having multiple bodies in one space.


A ventilation system can certainly help to purify the air inside a space, but won’t actually cool the room down.

An air ventilation system works by mixing the air inside a space with the air outside of the building, then releasing it back into the room. The end result of this process is that the quality of air in the room becomes much better.

Air Conditioning

On the contrary, an air conditioning system does not use any external source to cool or heat a room. An air con system will take the air from inside a space, heat it or cool it, depending on the setting you have the system on, then recycle the same air back into the room.

It is a common misconception that there is hardly any difference between air conditioning and ventilation. However, understanding such differences will help you to make a better-informed decision.

The specialist team at Air Conditioning Direct have been fitting bespoke air con systems to a wide variety of properties for many years and are able to advise you on the most appropriate system for your needs. If you would like any more information on our services, we welcome you to contact us. Please call 020 8989 8989 or fill out our online contact form.

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