Last summer, Boise broke records for some of the hottest months it’s seen in years. This summer is likely to be pretty similar. If you’re planning on enduring another summer without air conditioning, you may want to reconsider. You probably didn’t even know that besides keeping you cool and comfortable, air conditioning can also provide these great benefits:
Superior Air Quality
The air in your home or office space is most likely harboring airborne particles such as mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and/or other pollutants. These contaminants can exacerbate allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues. As your AC unit moves air throughout your space, it will filter these microorganisms out of the air and provide you with cleaner healthier air. It’s easy to maintain a high quality of air indoors, just don’t forget to regularly change your filters.
Improved Job Performance
It’s been proven time and time again that happy people work better. How can you be happy with pit stains, sweat dripping down your forehead, and the smell of B.O. from your coworker next door? Just some of the disadvantages of working where there is no respite from the heat. Warm internal temperatures cause your body to work hard to stay cool, causing employees to experience dizziness, exhaustion, dehydration, or feelings of grogginess. Research also suggests that warmer temperatures impair your mind’s ability to make difficult decisions. An air conditioning system will increase your employee’s job satisfaction and improve thought processes.
We’ve all been there– tossing and turning, throwing off the covers, checking the clock to see, “how much sleep will I get if I fall asleep right now?” If you’re room is not at the right temperature, you will spend a lot of nights in these unfortunate conditions. When you lie down to go to sleep, your body actually decreases in temperature so maintaining a cooler temperature in your room will help your body regulate quicker and squeeze in some extra ZZZs.
It’s hot outside and your room is feeling stuffy so you opt for an open window, hoping a cool breeze will ease the unbearable heat. You may have screens on your window but that won’t stop the worst kind of intruder. Open windows provide easy access for someone interested in entering your home uninvited. Open windows also pose a threat to children who are susceptible to falls. About 4,000 children in the United States under the age 11 visit the emergency room annually because of window falls. Your home is a safe place when the windows are kept shut and the AC turned on.
Heat related illnesses such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion are caused by the body’s inability to cool oneself in excessive heat. Every year hundreds of people die due to heat related illnesses. Many different factors can contribute to your risk of illness brought on by the heat but luckily there is a simple solution to this this sometimes deadly problem: spend time in air conditioned areas.
When it’s all said and done you’ll lead a happier and healthier life all because of your decision to use air conditioning in your home or office space. Stay safe this summer and rely on your local heating and cooling specialists to take care of you.