What Does AC Stand For?

It’s a question we get asked every now and then so what does AC stand for?

For the purpose of this article, it’s Air Conditioning… Not Alternating Current!

Here at First Choice AC we specialise in both domestic and commercial Air Conditioning and the differences can be quite significant.

Domestic air conditioning is literally about having your home at the right temperature at any time of the year. It is not always the easiest of tasks, but it’s something we try to achieve. During the summer especially, your home can easily become unbearably warm and sometimes, opening windows and doors simply don’t provide enough relief.

Home air conditioning is slowly becoming a popular choice for UK homes after not being overly common here for a number of years. If your home tends to become overly hot in the summer, then you may want to consider home AC units.

What many people don’t realise is that AC can also be used to heat your property, for further information on this please check out our Warm Air Heating Via Air Source Heat Pumps pages.

Commercial Air Conditioning comes in all shapes and sizes, please see our installations section for further information or contact us for more information.


What does AC stand for?

So, what actually is air conditioning?

Air conditioning (often referred to as AC or air con) is a system used to cool down the temperature in an inside space by removing the existing heat and moisture from the room.

It works by taking warm air into a system and dispersing cold air.

During the air conditioning process the air conditioner converts gas into a liquid and back again using chemicals that remove the warm air from inside your home. It then gets disposed of outside. In simple terms, an air conditioning system controls the temperature, humidity and air quality in indoor spaces.

While the concept behind air conditioning was used in ancient Egypt, the very first modern air conditioning unit was invented back in 1902 by Willis Carrier in New York city.

How much is air conditioning?

Air conditioning systems can vary in price, as with any other appliance you buy. A cheap air conditioning unit can range from around £500 to £1000, with more expensive models setting you back around £6000 or more.

So if you’re ever asked: what does AC stand for? You can tell them to come see First Choice Aircon and we’ll be happy to help.

For any further information or a personalised quote feel free to contact us anytime.