03 Mar Health Benefits of Air Conditioning
When it’s 100 degrees and you’re in the hot summer sun, there’s no greater reprieve than walking inside an air conditioned building. While we’re all well aware of how great air conditioning can be when it’s hot outside, did you know there are also several benefits that can help improve certain health symptoms?
Reduces allergy and asthma symptoms
Good air quality is especially beneficial for the health of people with allergies and asthma. Summer can mean sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes for people with allergies, but AC can help reduce those symptoms. Air conditioning can filter out pollen and other allergens from the air, helping those with allergy problems to breathe easier, which is certainly a welcome benefit.
Reduces risk of heat-related illnesses
Hot days can cause uncomfortable and potentially dangerous health problems, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. These problems typically affect young children, elderly people and people who are overweight, sick or on certain medications most significantly.
People usually easily recover from heat-related illnesses. Sometimes, though, especially with heat stroke, they can be dangerous and even deadly. Reducing the temperature with air conditioning can help reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.
When people are overheated, their energy levels are much lower and they’re more likely to feel irritable or melancholy. This low energy and mood can affect your work if you work in a place where the temperature is too high and can affect your personal life if it’s too hot at home. Living in these conditions for a long period of time could result in damage to one’s everyday mental well-being. Installing air conditioning can boost your mood, concentration, and mental function!
When it’s hot as well as humid, the risk for heat-related illness becomes even higher. Humidity also creates moisture, which promotes the growth of mold and dust, which can cause damage and allergic reactions. Moisture also attracts bugs and, long term, it can even cause structural damage to a building.
Air that’s too hot or humid can use health issues, but air conditioning can improve air quality, as well as the health of the people who breathe that air. Air conditioning is not only valuable for your comfort, it’s also good for your health.
If you’re ready to install a new air conditioner to your Albuquerque home or business, or simply need some repairs to gear up for the summer weather, give Axiom Home Services a call today at 505-792-9742!