10 Benefits Of Good Air Conditioning

 In Orlando Air Conditioning News

It’s a sunny 74 degrees in early March as I write this article and it feels amazing. It also feels like a promise for much warmer days to come as the year goes on. This should come as no surprise; according to the National Climatic Data Center, 2015 was the hottest year on record with 2014 coming in a close second. In fact, of the top 15 hottest years reported by the NCDC, 14 have been in the 21st Century. All this heat comes with serious consequences to human life and health which makes the smart use of air conditioning very important. And it makes a good air conditioning system a worthwhile investment.

Benefits of Good Air Conditioning

  1. It’s literally a life saver

An Environmental Protection Agency study of heat-related deaths found that more than 9,000 Americans died from the heat between 1979 and 2013, a figure which does not even fully capture the magnitude of the problem. Many more deaths have heat as a contributing factor but not the main cause. Keeping cool with an efficient air conditioner is the best means of preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  1. Better air quality

Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack. This only hold true, however, if your system is kept clean and filters are regularly changed. Otherwise, the AC can actually contribute to indoor air pollution.

  1. Fewer insects and parasites

The filters also keep out insects and are far more effective than a screen in an open window. Insects are annoying but they can also be dangerous to people with allergies. A good air conditioning system can help keep indoor pets flea and tick free,

as well.

  1. Improved work force efficiency

We’ve all experienced the mental sluggishness that comes with a day that is just too hot. There’s actually a scientific basis for this. According to an article in Scientific American, the energy the body expends trying to cool itself down takes away from our ability to think and reason. When offices are air conditioned, people are able to work better and make better decisions.

  1. Cooler tempers

It’s not just our brains that suffer from the heat either. When the mercury rises so do tempers.  As an article on Today.com explains, while our brains are slowing down, our bodies are speeding up with increased heart rates and higher blood pressure. All this leads to more aggressive behavior making a cool environment key to maintaining peace at home, work, and in public places.

  1. Easier sleep

Those same physical changes – higher heart rate and blood pressure – that make us angry can also make it next to impossible to get a good night’s sleep. One’s core body temperature is also a critical factor in getting to and staying asleep. A too hot (or too cold) room interferes with natural temperature regulation which doctors say functions best at between 65 and 75 degrees.

  1. Protects furniture

Heat, and especially the humidity that often accompanies it, can wreak havoc on furniture of all kinds. Wood gains and loses moisture with the air around it which over time leads to warping. Leather also absorbs moisture which could eventually cause that stylish couch to rot. And any fabric is susceptible to the mold that breeds rampantly in damp environments.

  1. Prevents electronic devices from overheating

Almost as scary as the effects of heat and humidity on our bodies is the damage they can do to our electronics. The phones and computers we depend on daily can suffer serious meltdowns when the temperature goes up leading to loss of data and an overall shorter lifespan. If your place of work includes computer servers, they can be completely destroyed or at least suffer major damage if not kept cool enough.

  1. Better security

We’ve already discussed how open windows, even with screens, are limited when it comes to keeping bugs out. They’re even worse at keeping out unwanted people. Depending on where you live or work, an unsecure window or door simply isn’t safe. You want to keep your loved ones and valuables protected from both the elements and the unpleasant side of humankind.

  1. Fewer sweat stains

This pales in comparison to many of the other issues, but the heat can be murder on your clothes.  Unsightly discoloration from sweat can cause serious embarrassment and send a favorite shirt to the rag bag. Keeping cool with a central air conditioning system can help preserve your wardrobe and your budget.

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Air conditioning is not just about being cool. There are multiple benefits of having good air conditioning in your home or workplace. Check out these cool tips.
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  • Tobias Armstrong

    I hadn’t thought about the effects of air conditioning on home security. I usually think about the costs of more conditioning, but it makes sense that not needing to open your windows would make your house more safe. Thanks for giving me something to think about besides the cost of my air system!

  • Tampa AC repair

    Excellent post. Heating and air conditioning repair is most common in the hot, arid climate. AC repair and maintenance helps you to save your lots of money in the long run.

  • Rockford Johnson

    Cool post! I learned a lot about the benefits of good air conditioning by reading this article. I like how you said that “Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack.” My parents have their air condition serviced every year to make sure that it runs properly and that it blows clean air.

  • Rockford Johnson

    I never would of guessed that there were so many benefits to good air conditioning. I really like how you said that “Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air.” My parents have their AC unit serviced and repaired regularly and it has helped them to make sure that the air that they breathe in their home is clean.

  • Wade Joel

    I totally agree that air conditioning is a very important thing for when things get really hot. I also like the fact that you said that having regular maintenance on your air conditioning unit will help it last longer and that it will work when you need it to most. Also that some problems can only be seen/fixed by the people with the right skills and knowledge.

  • Annie Frances

    I didn’t know that having good air conditioning could also keep insects out of my house. At first I thought I could live without air conditioning for a couple months, but I don’t want my dog to get fleas! I will definitely call an air conditioning repair service right away to fix it. Thanks for the advice.

  • Rockford Johnson

    I learned a lot about the benefits of a good air conditioning by reading this article. I really like how you explained that “Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack.” I have never had problems with my air conditioner before but I can imagine how important it would be to make sure that it is working properly in order to ensure that you can enjoy all the benefits that come with an air conditioning unit.

  • Erika Brady

    I get really bad asthma in the spring and so finding a good air conditioner that will circulate and filter air is so important to me. I think I need to do a better job of keeping things clean and changing the filter regularly. I also love the fact that good clean air systems keep out insects and parasites! I am not a big fan of either, so that is such a great benefit.

  • Rockford Johnson

    Reading htis article has helped me to understand the benefits that come with having good air conditioning. I like how you explained that good air conditioning can improve sleep by making sleeping more conditions more comfortable. My schedule is pretty busy, so I hope that a good AC unit can help to ensure that I get the right amount of sleep every night.

  • Elsa Anderson

    It’s important to me that my air conditioner work all year round because I live in a place where the weather can warm up in an instant no matter what the season is. I like how you mention that in an EPA study of heat related deaths, it found that more than 9,000 Americans died from the heat between 1979 and 2013. Having a working and functioning air conditioner is important not only for comfort, but for your health as well!

  • Lillian Schaeffer

    I like how you mentioned that air conditioning helps to protect furniture by reducing humidity. My husband and I just moved into a new area, and the house we now live in has a swamp cooler instead of AC. Maybe we could replace that with an air conditioning system to keep our home less humid and protect our furniture.

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