We all love our comfort, don’t we? Well, did you know there’s more benefits to air conditioning than just being comfy? AC can also keep us safe and provide a better quality of life for our families.
1. Decreased asthma attacks
Did you know that AC can reduce the likelihood of suffering an asthma attack? According to the Mayo Clinic, running your air conditioning not only lowers the humidity level in your home, but can also reduce pollen, mildew, mold, and other airborne allergens that can lead to asthma symptoms. An air conditioning system can also lower your exposure to non-airborne allergens, like dust mites.
Pro Tip: Prevent asthma triggers further by regularly changing the air filter in your HVAC system.
Other recommended home remedies include replacing your carpet with hard surfaces, frequently cleaning your bathrooms and other humid areas, as these locations are more likely to accumulate mold spores. Also, avoid contact with pet dander, and wear a mask while you dust.
2. Better home security
Typically, when the AC is running, we keep our windows and doors closed – and usually locked. This means enhanced security, as it is much more difficult for someone to break into your home with your doors and windows shut than with them open to cool your home with the outside air.
3. Cooler exercising
The Mayo Clinic asserts that regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are two effective ways to prevent asthma attacks. Air conditioning can improve your exercise routine by providing a comfortable place for indoor exercise. When your home is cooler, you’re much more likely to hit the treadmill or lift those free weights after work instead of chilling out. After all, nobody wants to work out in a hot house.
4. Fewer bugs and parasites
Did you know that air conditioning can keep fleas away from your pets with air conditioning? AC filters are effective at keeping bugs at bay. This not only protects you – and Fido and Mittens – but it keeps your house more sanitary as well!
5. Sleep more soundly
It’s a fact. We sleep better in a pleasantly cool room, and air conditioning is the perfect way to create that environment. Experts say that sleeping in a room between 60-68 degrees allows your body to release more melatonin, the natural compound that enables restful sleep.
6. Prevent devices from overheating
While we all know when our bodies are getting too hot, electronic devices can’t always tell us when they’re cooking. Heat can do damage to electronics, causing issues such as a shortened lifespan and loss of data.
7. Improved work performance
Ever had one of those days when time seems to drag because it’s hot and stuffy? AC can fix that! Air conditioning has been shown to improve employee performance via enhanced comfort – keeping the staff’s minds clear and ready to tackle their daily tasks.
8. Reduced risk of dehydration
This is obvious, but – lower temps mean less sweating. Many people don’t realize that we’re losing a large percentage of our bodies’ water when we sweat. It’s essential to stay hydrated when in extreme conditions, but this can easily be avoided by remaining indoors where there’s air conditioning.
9. Reduced risk of heatstroke
Heatstroke has claimed the lives of countless people. Be careful when working outside during the upcoming hot summer days, and take frequent indoor, AC-cooled breaks. The CDC states, “air conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death.” They’re not wrong.
10. Lower noise levels
Benefit #2 above (better security) brings with it the ear-pleasing comfort of keeping the commotion of the outside world, well – outside. So, not only does air conditioning keep your home’s indoor space cool and comfortable, but nice and peacefully quiet as well. (This helps benefit #5, too – you’ll sleep better!)
Is your family looking to upgrade your existing air conditioning system? Or maybe you’re looking to add one to your home? Our expert technicians are happy to handle either situation – contact us today!