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Air Conditioning: The Health Benefits You Didn’t Know About

Health Benefits of Air Conditioning

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Summer is in full swing and that means one thing – hot, sticky weather. 

While many people rely on air conditioning to keep them cool during the summer months, few people are aware of the health benefits that air conditioning can provide. 

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the health benefits that air conditioning can provide and how it can improve your quality of life.

1. Reduce High Humidity

The most significant health advantage of air conditioning is that it lowers the humidity in your home. 

A building with high humidity can lead to dust mites, mold, heatstroke, and dehydration, all of which are exacerbated by high moisture levels.  

By reducing the humidity in your building, air conditioning can help to improve your overall health and well being.

2. Fewer Asthma Attacks

Air conditioning units can help reduce the chances of an asthma attack as they filter out any pollutants or allergens in the air, as well as eliminating any dampness that can cause mold. 

However, it’s important here that air filters are changed regularly so that you don’t cycle dirt through the air conditioner back into the building.

3. Improve Air Quality

From dust to germs, your indoor air can become a health risk owing to faulty ventilation and overheating. And colds, coughs, tiredness, and headaches are all possible outcomes.  

Use your air conditioner to combat humidity and pollen, as well as dust. 

Not only does this improve air quality, it also provides allergy sufferers with a safe atmosphere.

4. Reduce the Risk of Dehydration

Dehydration is caused by a lack of water, but one factor that some people overlook is sweat. 

Sweat, like the rest of our bodily fluids, contains water from our bodies – the more you sweat, the greater your risk of dehydration. 

However, this may be prevented by air conditioning. The cool air in your building will help you to sweat less and keep your body temperature down. 

5. Stop Insects and Parasites

People are searching for every technique, tool and spell to manage mosquito bites, ant invasions and house flies. 

These annoying critters are not only a pain to deal with but can also transmit diseases. 

On the plus side, your air conditioning reduces the number of insects and parasites by:

  • Creating a cool atmosphere for insects that desire warm climates
  • Cooling down body temperature to make you less desirable for mosquitoes
  • Create a dry atmosphere for insects that desire damp environments

6. Better Sleep

What’s worse than a bad dream? 

Sleeping in a hot, sweaty state. Turning over and tossing in your bed, looking for any little shard of cold that hasn’t been absorbed by your body heat. 

And when you can’t sleep well, the restlessness of last night will carry over into your day and make you more weary and irritable. 

The easiest approach to keeping cool when sleeping is to use an air conditioner; using your air conditioner at night helps you fall asleep faster and sleep more comfortably.

7. Reduce Stress

When you’re working, the last thing you want is additional tension from the heat. 

The temperature of a space can cause you to become unfocused and irritated. 

Creating a positive work atmosphere allows your employees to focus on their tasks rather than the threat of becoming a melted ice lolly!

Final Thoughts

Living and working in uncomfortable temperatures can and will have an impact on your overall health, and air conditioning allows you to maintain a consistent, comfortable temperature in your building. 

All in all, air conditioning is not just used to keep you cool during hotter months, but it can have a positive effect on your health too.

To find out more, get in touch today.

In the meantime, take a look at our air conditioning units here.

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20th April 2022
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