Installing sufficient ventilation solutions in your home and business can be beneficial for a variety of reasons. In this month’s article, we will discuss how air conditioning can be advantageous in combating the causes of illness and hay fever prevention.
The Importance of Ventilation
Air conditioners provide sufficient ventilation to spaces large and small. They achieve efficient temperature regulation and purify the air of particulate matter, creating spaces with lessened air pollution.
Polluted air is one of the leading causes of respiratory issues in domestic and commercial settings, and the effects can be especially severe for those with pre-existing lung conditions. So, ensuring sufficient ventilation in your building is integral to nullifying the causes of illness.
Illnesses a Lack of Ventilation can Cause
Air conditioners can reduce the number of potential causes of illness. But what are the causes? Some of the effects we list below aren’t strictly illnesses and fall better under the category of allergies, but they do cause symptoms synonymous with illness.
Although you can technically be genetically predisposed to asthma, you can develop asthma at any age as a product of allergies, air pollution, and airborne irritants. A lack of sufficient ventilation in your building can lead to a build-up of particulate matter in the air which can trigger asthma attacks in those with the condition.
Ventilation in your building will reduce the presence of these allergens and irritants, and assist with purifying the air, inherently making it easier to breathe.
- Respiratory Infections
Respiratory infections commonly develop due to the presence of mould. Mould is a form of fungi that releases spores into the atmosphere that, when inhaled, can cause severe respiratory infections, even in those who don’t suffer from asthma.
Mould thrives in warm and moist environments. So, by creating an unideal environment for mould to grow with the help of ventilation from an air conditioner, you reduce the number of mould spores in the air and the likelihood of respiratory infections.
- Hay Fever
Although not strictly an illness, hay fever shares similar symptoms to other types of illnesses. Some of the symptoms of hay fever include frequent sneezing, a blocked nose, itchy eyes and throat, and a persistent cough.
The symptoms of hay fever arise as a result of exposure to pollen, a naturally occurring substance found on flowers that travels through the air. Air conditioners suck up and collect pollen in their filters, which should be cleaned regularly to prevent accidentally sending built-up pollen back into the air.
Air conditioners are an effective method of hay fever prevention that is invaluable to almost 50% of the population of the United Kingdom that suffer from the allergy.
How can D-MEC Help?
Here at D-MEC, we specialise in installing air conditioners in homes and businesses that offer sufficient ventilation to help prevent illness. We have over 30 years of experience within the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and offer air conditioning installation as well as maintenance and repair services.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us now to book an initial consultation for your air conditioner installation or maintenance to keep your unit in optimal condition.