5 Extra Benefits of Air Conditioning

5 Extra Benefits of Air Conditioning

Air conditioning makes life so much more comfortable, but it isn’t just a luxury. For many people, especially those dealing with Utah’s hot summer sun, air conditioning is a necessity. A quality, up-to-date air conditioning unit can improve your life in a variety of ways and help keep you healthier.

So the next time temperatures peak and you think about turning off the A/C to save money, consider the following ways air conditioning actually makes your life better.

1. It Improves Air Quality

Air quality has a big impact on our health. Factors that impact indoor air quality include:

  • Poor ventilation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Mold
  • Pollen

Thankfully, air conditioning helps combat air-quality concerns. A good A/C unit provides healthy ventilation, cleans the air by removing allergens like pollen and pollutants and it helps reduce humidity.

2. A/C Helps Maintain Your Health

Dangerously hot or humid weather should be taken seriously. An Environmental Protection Agency study of heat-related deaths shows that more than 9,000 Americans died from the heat in the past three decades. More than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. The best way to avoid threats to your health is to keep cool in a house or office with a quality air conditioning unit.

3. It Reduces Insect Infiltration

Who wants to deal with irritating insects like flies and gnats indoors? An air conditioner can help keep your space clean and bug-free. If your A/C’s ventilation system is clean and up-to-date, it will help catch bugs and keep them from entering your workplace or home.
If you don’t have or use A/C, your only other option for ventilation is opening windows. If your window screens are ripped — or if you don’t even have screens — this is bad news. Bugs have direct access to your building, bringing with them germs and a headache for you as you swat them away.

4. Air Conditioning Improves Focus

Productivity can be a challenge under normal circumstances, and hot air only makes an inability to focus even worse. Hot temperatures make people sweaty and miserable, and can slow down cognitive and physical abilities by making them feel tired and sluggish.

The right A/C system guarantees instant improvement by maintaining a comfortable atmosphere.

5. It Helps Keep Furniture & Electronics Safe

Over time, heat and humidity can damage furniture and electronics. The best way to prevent this is to utilize your ventilation system and run the A/C during the summer, which helps push out humidity and maintain a healthy temperature for your valuables.

If you need air conditioning installation or an upgrade, give the team at Roberts Mechanical a call today!