You may have heard about the health benefits of air conditioning before but are you fully aware of the positive impact air conditioning units have on your health? If you are unaware you have come to the right place as in this article, we will talk you through the five main health benefits that you will witness with air conditioning systems.
AC Units improve respiratory conditions
A great health benefit found with air conditioning systems is that they can help to improve respiratory conditions. Many people in the UK suffer from asthma with Asthma UK estimating that around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently affected by asthma. Asthma is an unpleasant and uncomfortable condition to deal with, however, those that suffer from the condition and similar respiratory conditions will have their symptoms relieved in the presence of well-maintained air conditioning systems. Air conditioning units can relieve these conditions by reducing humidity and lowering the amount of airborne outdoor and indoor allergens such as pollen and dust mites. However, to maintain this health benefit it is important that the filters in your air conditioning units are changed frequently to ensure they are clean.
Better air quality due to filtration
Ever been in a workplace with poor air quality? If you have this is not ideal for your health as indoor air can become a hazard to your health with bacteria and dust-free to roam the air. Poor air quality from fumes and odours are not only bad for your health, as they are also unpleasant to be around. Air conditioning units can prevent this as they remove fumes and odours so they cannot permeate the environment of your rooms. An efficient air conditioning system will improve ventilation and will control the temperature of your facility to provide better air quality. Filtration of the air in your environment will improve the conditions of your home or workplace, but it is essential that your filter is changed once redundant so this can continue.
Maintain a consistent temperature
Many workplaces and homes are affected by fluctuating temperatures with rooms either being too hot or too cold, so it can be difficult to maintain a suitable temperature. An ac unit solves all of the issues here by boasting the health benefit of maintaining a consistent temperature. Keeping a pleasant room temperature is healthy for the body as you stay on an even keel. So, if you find that your environment is too hot or too cold you can alter the temperature with an air conditioning system to ensure that the temperature remains at a constant level. This will also benefit your immune system as it will make you better equipped to fight off infections which you could face.
The risk of dehydration and heatstroke is reduced
Another main health benefit from air conditioning is reducing the risk of dehydration and heatstroke. In warm environments, we sweat more and lose more water we can become dehydrated as a consequence. Air conditioning systems will lower the chances of you becoming dehydrated as the AC unit can be set to a lower and cooler temperature during hot days to reduce sweating and ensure that your body doesn’t overheat. This will also have a positive effect in decreasing the likeliness of heatstroke during warm season as well due to the air conditioning unit keeping you cool. Although air conditioning will help to reduce both dehydration and heatstroke, it is essential that you are also drinking enough water on hot days to further alleviate this.
Prevents high and low humidity levels
Similar to temperature levels, humidity should be maintained and be consistent at a level which is not too high or too low. When an environment is high in humidity your room can become a breeding ground for harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria. Whereas low humidity will create a dry atmosphere which can aggravate those with dry skin conditions and can also dry out sinuses. An air conditioning system can prevent high and low humidity levels by ensuring that humidity is kept within a healthy range. By controlling the temperature and humidity, the air in your facility becomes less humid and more receptive to the evaporation of perspiration which leads to a more comfortable environment.
Now we have talked you through five of the main health benefits of air conditioning you are now all set to improve your health. If you are considering an air conditioning installation, browse our services today to see how D-Mec Services could help you. Contact us today, if you have any questions or would like to find out further information concerning air conditioning and health benefits.