Of course, you know that air conditioning makes your home much more comfortable on hot summer days. Many people are surprised to learn, however, that it also provides several health benefits. Here are just a few compelling health benefits of air conditioning your home.
Improved Air Quality
Air conditioning reduces the humidity levels in your home. Less humidity means less likelihood of mold or mildew problems that can trigger illness and allergies. Your HVAC system also filters the air, helping to remove dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergy triggers. Many of these allergy triggers also fuel asthma attacks, so trapping them in your air conditioner's filter may help you breathe better.
Avoid Dehydration and Heat Stroke
As the temperature climbs, so does your risk for heatstroke and dehydration. Both of these issues are caused by excessive heat and sweating, and both can prove lethal if not corrected. Taking a break in an air conditioned room can greatly reduce your risk of both these ailments.
Reduce Insect Exposure
Most insects like warm damp places. Luckily, A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can make sure your home isn't one. Lowering the air temperature in your home while reducing humidity makes your living space less attractive to insects. This includes insects who can carry diseases to you and your pets, such as fleas and mosquitoes. Keeping your house cool and windows and doors closed means you'll have far fewer unwanted insect guests.
Better Sleep and Exercise
Getting some exercise and sleeping well are both keys to maintaining your overall health. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to sleep well on hot sticky nights without air conditioning. It's also quite difficult to find the motivation to exercise when you're breaking a sweat just sitting still. Air conditioning creates a much more hospitable climate for both sleeping and hitting the treadmill, hopefully allowing you to do both so you can stay healthy during heat waves.
At A-Plus Qaulity, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, we focus on keeping your home comfortable to live in, but also strive to help make your home a healthy one. Take a moment today to check your air conditioner filter and call for service if your air conditioning isn't working the way it should be. Doing so could improve your family's health.