Health Benefits of Having an Air Con Unit

Henrietta Strickland
October 7, 2019

Air conditioners are great for creating a more comfortable living environment, but did you realise that they are also beneficial for your health? From freshening the air to remove pollutants to keeping the temperature of your body at a safe consistency, here are some of the ways running the AC in your home can help to improve your health and wellbeing.

Reduced Risk of Asthma Attacks

Many people don’t realise that air conditioning can reduce the possibility of suffering from an asthma attack, as they reduce the humidity in the home and reduce the amount of mould, mildew and pollen, as well as other airborne allergens. Air conditioning units can also lower your exposure to dust mites which can trigger asthma attacks.

Less Fumes in the Air

Bad smells, odours and toxic fumes from chemical cleaners or candles can have a negative impact on your health if they are allowed to become stagnant. An efficient, well-maintained AC system with an air filter from Filter King will deal with these as a matter of course, leaving you with fresher and cleaner air that will benefit your health over time.

A Comfortable Place to Exercise

No-one enjoys exercising indoors during the summer months when the temperature is much higher. But air conditioning provides a cool environment for indoor exercise, so you don’t have to give up on your fitness goals, whatever the time of year. Whether you’re using weights or hitting the treadmill, having the AC on makes it much more likely that you’ll work out rather than just sitting in front of the TV.

Fewer Insects

From fleas and flies, to dust mites and parasites, air conditioning filters are an effective way of keeping the bugs out of your home which doesn’t just protect your health but also your pets too.  If you’re someone who suffers from insect bites or allergic rashes, or if you have pets who increase the risk of critters entering your home after walks or time in the garden, an AC unit could be the perfect solution.

Improved Sleep

Often, the reason we don’t get a decent night’s sleep is because of the temperature of the room. We sleep better and more comfortably in a cooler room, so your air conditioning unit is the perfect solution to ensure that your bedroom is the ideal sleeping temperature. What’s more, the lower temperature means you sweat less so you won’t become as dehydrated throughout the night.

Less Risk of Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a serious health concern and is actually the cause of hundreds of deaths each year. Air conditioning is one of the most effective ways of countering this problem and keeping yourself cool throughout the summer when the temperatures soar. A consistent temperature is actually the healthier choice and constantly fluctuating from hot to cold can have a damaging effect on your health. It can leave you feeling chronically fatigued from the energy your body uses from cooling you down or keeping you warm, so having the AC system on will help you maintain a more constant temperature.

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