Benefits of Air Conditioning
You may not realise it, but the positive effects are much further reaching than simply feeling the change in temperature. Although for many taking control of the temperature of your home and keeping cool in a heatwave is more than enough reason to invest in air conditioning, there is actually a broad range of other benefits offered by this technology – even in the winter. In fact, air conditioning has the potential to positively affect all aspects of your wellbeing as well as your home itself!
A Range of Health Benefits
Did you know that the number one benefit of your air conditioner is probably the positive impact it has on our health? These effects are taking place as a direct result of the work by your air conditioner. You may not have realised it, but by choosing to install an air conditioner into your home or business everyone’s physical, respiratory, and mental health are benefitting.
Respiratory health is anything that involves your lungs or breathing. Benefits you may experience could include:
Better air quality due to your air-con will create a healthier atmosphere, reducing headaches, fatigue, colds, and coughs whilst also filtering the air you breathe and purifying it.
Asthma and Allergies
Your air con will filter, purify, and even disinfect the air you breathe. This can help reduce the amount of pollen and dust in the air, increasing the comfort of asthma and allergy sufferers.
In the middle of summer, the humidity in the air can make it hard to breathe and is linked to dust mites as well as other health issues. In the winter, it can encourage the growth of mould, which is hard to get rid of, and can sometimes cause an allergic reaction or even asthma attacks. Your air con will work to combat this and dehumidify the air.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that air con is, “the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death.” Benefits to your physical health include reduced risk of dehydration, heatstroke, and circulation problems. These are all problems that are made more likely and worse by extreme temperatures.
The addition of air-con can even benefit your mental wellbeing!
Concentration & Stress
Excessive heat can make it more difficult to concentrate and cause you to become both unfocused and stressed. These feelings are not beneficial to your mental health and should be avoided where possible. Don’t add to your stress at work or home by being too hot – invest in air con!
Not only will air-con help you fall asleep when it’s hot, but it will also help you stay asleep and improve the overall quality of your rest. This is important as sleep is vital for both our mental and physical health.
There are also a few extra benefits of installing air conditioning in your home that aren’t a direct result of the change in temperature but are instead indirect advantages. However, even if these advantages are indirect, they may make a huge difference to your home and wellbeing!
Security & Safety
Aircon works best when all your windows and doors are shut, so you can keep your home locked up tight and secure even in the summer.
Closed windows and doors also mean fewer bugs flying in – one less annoyance to deal with!
Look After Your Property
In untreated air, your home and everything in it is stuck in the heat. Your electronics may overheat or put out extra heat, wooden furniture can warp or rot, and then there’s the problem of mould.
Solution? Air Conditioning!
Don’t risk damaging your health, wellbeing, or property in the heat if you can help it, enquire about our range of air conditioning solutions today – we even offer finance options. Get in touch for personalised advice from our team of air con specialists here at MAC.