Air Conditioning and your Health
Frequently, air conditioning is considered a luxury for your home – but aside from the comfort that cool, dry air provides in the heat of the summer, central air conditioning can have a positive impact on your overall health.
Some of the people who are most sensitive to the heat are the very old and very young – it is easy for people in these age groups to overheat or suffer from heat-related health issues. Having air conditioning in your home will help to keep temperature conditions inside safe and comfortable for your family members of all ages.
Air conditioning can also help to improve the indoor quality of your air. Not only do you have the option to keep doors and windows closed on hot days (which helps to keep allergens out!), but the dehumidifying effect of central air conditioning can help to reduce the growth of molds and mildews in your home, two major allergens that can cause allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
Your central air conditioning unit also has a filter – helping to catch particles like dust mites and “clean” them out of the air that is being circulated throughout your home.
It is important that you have your central air conditioning unit serviced on an annual basis to make sure that it continues working in the most efficient manner possible. If the people in your home are especially sensitive to common allergens like dust mites, you may want your ductwork cleaned every so often, as well, to prevent any allergy problems in your home.
Having an air conditioned home will not only increase the comfort level of your home, but the higher air quality and the cooler temperature on the hottest days of the year will help you to keep your family in good health.