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Can Air Conditioning Help My Health?

As the temperatures get hotter and hotter here in the UK there is a rising desire for Air Conditioning to keep homes cool. But Air Conditioning can do more than just keep your home cool, you might be surprised to know that installing A/C in your home can make it a healthier place to be, especially when the heat is at its worst.

We know it’s no surprise that the UK is a hotbed for allergies to things like dust and hay fever, we all know someone who can barely function as soon as the grass gets cut! But did you know that air conditioning systems quite often have built-in filters that help to trap things like dust, pollen, and other allergens? Trapping these allergens in the filter makes the air circulating around your home purifies the air which can provide relief from hay fever and allergies for sufferers. Not only that, but the filters can also help to reduce other airborne pollutants like mould and pet dander that can contribute to other respiratory issues.

Having an filter in the air conditioning unit and the benefits that can have to your breathing and allergies may come as a surprise, but what often comes as a bigger surprise is just how important cooling your home can be to the health of your family. It’s naturally more comfortable when the temperature is hot outside to have it be cooler inside, but what most people don’t realise is that extreme levels of heat can be incredibly harmful to vulnerable members of our society. That includes the elderly, young children, and some people with medical conditions. All of them are at risk when the temperature gets too hot. Air conditioning helps to prevent issues like heat exhaustion and heatstroke which can have very dangerous consequences in those vulnerable groups of people.

In addition to regulating the temperature in your home, A/C systems also help to manage the humidity in the air indoors. Lowering the humidity can help to prevent the growth of mould and mildew, as well as other bacteria that can trigger and worsen respiratory issues and conditions such as asthma. In dehumidifying the air, A/C systems prevent excess moisture building in the air, creating a healthier living space.

Even though air conditioning is most associated with cooling your home down, the added benefits that come from having a cooler home and better filtered air will only serve to make your home a healthier place to live with the addition of air conditioning.

If you’re interested in installing A/C in your own home then get in contact with us here and we’ll be in touch to help get you started.

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