Air Conditioning Facts You Should Know

There are so many options in automotive air-conditioning that it can be overwhelming. The financial investment required can be considerable, so making the right choice is an important personal and business decision.

The extreme temperatures in Australia make air-conditioning essential, especially in construction and mining as it has a major impact on:

  • Safety, dehydration and heat exhaustion
  • Productivity and performance
  • Fatigue and alertness
  • Breathable air quality, respiration and allergens
  • Emotional stability and decision making

All these factors have an economic impact on the company, staff and their clients. Not to mention the general wellbeing and safety of people.

Whatever your choice of bunk or rooftop air-conditioning units you need to make sure:

  • Air-conditioned spaces should be regularly ventilated.
  • Keep bunk or room temperature between 21º and 25º C.
  • Try to maintain an average humidity of between 50% and 60%.
  • Professional installation and maintenance is essential

Research shows that the human body feels comfortable at 21-25 degree Celsius, 50% relative humidity and with sufficient flow of clean air.

In comfort conditions the working efficiency of the human beings becomes maximum, hence they are able to work with greater vigour, clarity and productivity.

A good air conditioner helps circulate filtered air inside the truck, vehicle or construction equipment. This air is relatively free from dust and dirt particles, smoke, microorganisms, bacteria etc. Due to this, a healthier environment is created insi

de, and the well-being of the person is protected.


There is less noise with the windows of the air-conditioned areas closed. Less noise gives soothing sleep and maintains peace. Something that can be invaluable.

Which air-conditioning brand or system should you choose?

There are so many types of bunk and vehicle air-conditioning systems like split systems, cabin units, rooftops all with varying capacities. Not to mention brands like Sigma, Red Dot, Icepack and Piccolo that have different power management systems. Different voltages like 12v, 24v, 48v and even 240v. Some run on diesel, standard automotive batteries, and the latest on independent lithium batteries.

The choice can be overwhelming!

Having an expert who you can trust guide you to making the right decision can be extremely valuable to your business and people. Lyons is the largest independent auto electrical wholesaler and installer specialising in air-conditioning, filtration and pressurisers. Call us now on (08) 9259 7777 or email and speak to one of our experts to make sure your decision, is the right one.