Top 10 Benefits of Air Conditioning
We all love living in comfort, don’t we? Well did you know that there are more benefits of air conditioning than just comfort? Air conditioning can also provide us with safety and better quality of life in our own homes.
1. Reduced Possibility of Asthma Attacks
Did you know that air conditioning your home can help reduce the possibility of suffering an asthma attack? According to Mayo Clinic, running an A/C not only reduces humidity in your home, but can also lower the amount of pollen, mold, mildew and other airborne outdoor allergens that can potentially lead to asthma symptoms. Air conditioners can also lower your exposure to indoor allergens, like dust mites.
Another important component of avoiding asthma triggers is routinely changing the air filter in heaters and air conditioners, according to Cleveland Clinic.
Other home remedies recommended by Mayo Clinic include replacing carpet with wood or linoleum, frequently cleaning bathrooms and other humid areas of the home that are more likely to collect mold spores, avoiding pets to reduce your contact with pet dander, and wearing a mask while you dust.
2. A More Secure Home
Typically when we air condition our homes we keep our windows and doors closed. This leads to added security as it is much harder for someone to break in your home with your doors and windows closed and locked than having them open to cool your home.
3. Cool Place to Exercise
Regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight were also named by Mayo Clinic as important components of staving off asthma attacks. Air conditioning can help by providing a cool and comfortable environment for indoor exercise. If your home is a comfortable temperature, you are more likely to hit the treadmill or free weights after work instead of vegging out. After all, no one wants to work out in a hot house.
4. Less Insects and Parasites
Did you know that you can keep fleas off your dog with air conditioning? Air conditioning filters are more effective in keeping bugs out than an open window. This not only protects you (and your pets!) but it keeps your house cleaner.
5. Better Sleep
We actually sleep better in colder conditions and air conditioning is the perfect answer to that! We’ve learned previously that there are many tips to sleep better, one of which is keeping your bedroom cool.
6. Prevents Electronics From Overheating
While we know when our bodies are getting too hot, electronics can’t always tell us when they are. Heat can do serious damage on electronics such as shortening their lifespan to losing data.
7. Improves Work Performance
Have you ever had one of those days when everything seems to drag on because it’s hot and uncomfortable? Air conditioning can fix that! Air conditioning can actually improve employee comfort keeping their minds clear and ready to tackle their tasks for the day.
8. Reduces the Risk of Dehydration
Lower temperatures mean less sweating. A lot of people don’t realize that when we sweat we are actually losing a large percentage of our water intake. It is important to keep hydrated when out in extreme conditions, but this can all be avoided by enjoying the indoors with some air conditioning.
9. Reduces the Risk of Heat Stroke
Hundreds of people have died from heat stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that, “air conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death.”
10. Less Noise
Typically doors and windows are closed off to air conditioned rooms. This means less noise enters the room keeping these places cool and quiet.
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