Those same physical changes – higher heart rate and blood pressure that make us angry can also make it next to impossible to get a good night’s sleep.

Benefits Of Good Air Conditioning

New Jersey is experiencing a major heatwave. It also feels like a vision of what’s to come for much warmer days as the year progresses. This should come as no surprise; according to the National Climatic Data the years are predicted to get harder and harder. In fact, of the top 15 hottest years reported by the NCDC, 14 have been in the 21st Century. All this heat comes with serious consequences to human life and health which makes the smart use of air conditioning very important. The benefits of a good air conditioning system make it a worthwhile investment.

Importance of Air Conditioning

  1. It’s a life saver

An Environmental Protection Agency study of heat-related deaths found that more than 9,000 Americans between 1979 and 2013, a figure which does not even fully capture the magnitude of the problem. Many more deaths have heat as a contributing factor but not the main cause. Keeping cool with an efficient air conditioner is the best means of preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses, according to the Centers of disease control and prevention.

  1. Better air quality

Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack. This only holds true, however, if your system is kept clean and filters are regularly changed. Otherwise, the AC can contribute to indoor air pollution.

  1. Fewer insects and parasites

The filters also keep out insects and are far more effective than a screen in an open window. Insects are annoying but they can also be dangerous to people with allergies. One of the benefits of good air conditioning system is that it will help keep indoor pets flea and tick-free,

as well.

  1. Improved workforce efficiency

We’ve all experienced the mental sluggishness that comes with a day that is just too hot. There’s actually a scientific basis for this. According to an article in the Scientific American the energy the body expends trying to cool itself down takes away from our ability to think and reason. When offices are air-conditioned, people can work better and make better decisions.

  1. Cooler tempers

It’s not just our brains that suffer from the heat either. When the mercury rises so do tempers. While our brains are slowing down, our bodies are speeding up with increased heart rates and higher blood pressure. All this leads to more aggressive behavior making a cool environment key to maintaining peace at home, work, and in public places.

  1. Easier sleep

Those same physical changes – higher heart rate and blood pressure that make us angry can also make it next to impossible to get a good night’s sleep. One’s core body temperature is also a critical factor in getting to and staying asleep. A too hot (or too cold) room interferes with natural temperature regulation which doctors say functions best at between 65 and 75 degrees.

  1. Protects furniture

Heat, and especially the humidity that often accompanies it, can wreak havoc on furniture of all kinds. Wood gains and loses moisture with the air around it which over time leads to warping. Leather also absorbs moisture which could eventually cause that stylish couch to rot. And any fabric is susceptible to the mold that breeds rampantly in damp environments.

  1. Prevents electronic devices from overheating

Almost as scary as the effects of heat and humidity on our bodies is the damage they can do to our electronics. The phones and computers we depend on daily can suffer serious meltdowns when the temperature goes up leading to loss of data and an overall shorter lifespan. If your place of work includes computer servers, they can be destroyed or at least suffer major damage if not kept cool enough.

  1. Better security

We’ve already discussed how open windows, even with screens, are limited when it comes to keeping bugs out. They’re even worse at keeping out unwanted people. Depending on where you live or work, an unsecured window or door simply isn’t safe. You want to keep your loved ones and valuables protected from both the elements and the unpleasant side of humankind.

  1. Fewer sweat stains

This pales in comparison to many of the other issues, but the heat can be murder on your clothes.  Unsightly discoloration from sweat can cause serious embarrassment and send a favorite shirt to the rag bag. Keeping cool with a central air conditioning system can help preserve your wardrobe and your budget.

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