How Your Air Conditioner Helps Your Health And Well Being

As I’m writing this piece, I am enjoying the amazing benefits of my properly installed, fully functioning air conditioning system.

Being cool and comfortable enhances my concentration level. And as I’m also asthmatic, I can positively tell that my air conditioning unit is vital for my health as well as well being. For example, when I recently suffered a particular nasty asthma attack and had to call 911, where did I wait for the ambulance? You got it right, as close to my HCAV system as I could.

Here are some benefits of having a properly functioning air conditioning system at your place.

Keeping Humidity in Check

Without a properly functioning air conditioning system at my place, I would certainly get sick more often and so could you. Studies show that humidity levels of 50% or greater can trigger asthma attacks. One theory says that very humid air is heavier and therefore harder to breathe.

All I know from experience is that I am more likely to have an asthma attack if the humidity gets too high.

Filtering Irritants

The other way air conditioners help is through filtration systems that remove asthma triggers from the air. Mould, dust mites, and fungus can all bring on asthma attacks, and make them more severe. As a side benefit, viruses and bacteria are filtered out too, as long as you have the appropriate filter in place.

Staying Comfortable and Getting Rest

In Toronto, our summers are hot. As we all know, if it’s too hot it’s impossible to sleep.

The white noise from your air conditioning system can help you sleep better at night. If you live in a place where you are constantly disturbed by neighbours and traffic, your AC system can help mask these annoying sounds. You’ll have a better chance at a peaceful night’s sleep…which is also essential for your health.