Everyone knows what air conditioning is, or how great it feels to enter a room with AC on during the Summer. But what are the actual advantages of air conditioning and how does it affect us?
Air Conditioning: What are the benefits?
Cleaner Air: Indeed, air conditioning systems can help provide cleaner air indoor. Through the use of filters, they help reduce the presence of mold, pollen and allergen pollution. They also help lessen humidity in the air and create a lower risk environment for those with respiratory issues.
Better Sleep: Generally speaking, humans sleep better in a cooler environment. Sleeping with an air conditioning system on a comfortable temperature is a great way to help you sleep better and keeping you cool.
Avoiding Dehydration: By lowering the temperature and keeping it steady, air conditioning helps us not dehydrate as much as when we are sweating. This is especially helpful for people of old age who are more at risk of major health issues such as suffering a heat stroke. Drinking plenty of water during the day is also, of course, extremely important.
Focus-Pocus: Have you ever had to work on a very hot day? An office or a workplace well equipped with a good air conditioning system can help workers stay level-headed and comfortable. Additionally, if your workplace has a lot of electronics, it is helpful to keep them from overheating. Thus making it easier for people and computers alike to get through the day!
Are There Any Risks?
We’ve seen some of the benefits AC can bring us, but are there any risks associated with it?
Dry air: While high humidity helps spread bacteria, having too little of it can also be harmful. This means that if your air conditioning system is constantly put on lower temperatures, it can have negative effects on our health. Dry air can lead to dry skin, dry sinuses or even help some diseases such as COVID-19 spread. This is because such diseases thrive in low humidity environment. That is why it is crucial to make sure your air conditioning systems are well maintained and functioning.
Respiratory Problems: For people who are at risk of respiratory issues, switching temperatures too quickly can aggravate symptoms. A good way to avoid this problem is by gradually decreasing the temperature and letting your body get used to it instead.
Respiratory Allergies and Infections: An unclean air conditioning system can be dangerous due to the build up of bacteria and allergens in the filters. This can be avoided by keeping proper maintenance of your systems and making sure they are clean.