Using Air Conditioning can give you a cold/make you sick, or can it?

No it can not, well not alone anyway. The common cold is actually a virus not a reaction to temperature (although the virus itself does favor a cold environment). Air conditioning units alone cannot give you a cold. However, if your air conditioning is not properly maintained and cleaned then bacteria, fungi and other airborne nasties can accumulate, this is a bad thing. Cleanliness is next to godliness as they say and dirty appliances of any shape or form can make you sick. There is a small caveat here, air conditioning can give you dry eyes,skin and a scratchy throat if the unit is too large for the room or is set too low, this is this because the unit works too well and is starting to “condition” you as well as the air. This is why you should always consult a professional air conditioning engineer. You wouldn’t let your plumber perform dental surgery the same way you wouldn’t ask you dentist to fix a leaky tap, each to their own.

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