Keeping Your Cab Comfortable All Year Round

Having air conditioning in the cab of your truck or heavy equipment is important all year round. The heat of the summer can really make things uncomfortable – and even dangerous – when you don’t have the option of air conditioning, but it’s often useful in the winter months, too. In colder weather, or even on cool evenings or mornings, you can use air conditioning to clear off your fogged up windscreen. With Western Australia getting scorching summers and its fair share of cool weather, it’s vital to have the right tools to make sure you can use your vehicles comfortably and safely throughout the year.

Air conditioning is popular in mining truck cabs, but it’s also needed for semi-trailer drivers and others who operate large vehicles or heavy machinery. The idea of operating a truck long distance or driving a mining truck or piece of heavy machinery all day without air conditioning isn’t very realistic, especially in the summer months. If your air conditioner has broken down, or if it needs maintenance because it’s no longer working properly, you want to get it fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible. That can help you make your trips or complete your workday in comfort, and keep you alert and fresh so you stay safe on the road or on the job site.

Many semi-trailer drivers also sleep in their truck on long-distance runs, so they need more than just comfort during the day. They also need to be able to sleep at night so they can be rested and ready to go in the morning. Having no air conditioning can make sleeping in the cab nearly impossible, and can contribute to a lack of rest that can put them and other drivers at risk. While mining trucks and heavy equipment don’t require drivers who can sleep in the cab, a lack of air conditioning can still mean difficulty concentrating on the task at hand, which can raise the risk of accidents and injuries.

Keeping the cab of your truck or heavy equipment comfortable all year long is vitally important to the health and safety of the driver and the others around them. During cool weather, the windscreen of a truck can fog up quickly. Without air conditioning, it’s almost impossible to dry out the air and make sure you can see the road or the job site properly. Just having a vent with air coming in from the outside isn’t going to help with the fogging, and it won’t take long before it’s too hard to see to drive safely. Being able to dry the air is required, and the only way to do that is through having air conditioning that works properly.

No matter what time of year it is, or what the weather is like outside, you always want the systems in your truck or piece of heavy equipment to work properly. You never know when you might need them for something. Lyons Air Conditioning offers a swift mobile repair service and a vast range of spare parts to keep your cabin cool and help keep your business moving. Contact us today.

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