Is Air Conditioning Healthy?

Suffering heat stroke is obviously not healthy. If air conditioning can prevent heat-related illness, then cooling the air is definitely a good thing. And having a heating or cooling system can improve air quality by providing a filtration system. But besides these two benefits, are there any adverse health effects that air conditioning can lead to?

Dry Skin

Spending long periods of time in air-conditioned environments may cause your skin to lose moisture. Unless you are spending a good amount of time outdoors or constantly using moisturizes, you are likely to suffer from dry skin.

If your air conditioner needs servicing, we can help. Located in Modesto, Honey's Air & Solar can lend a hand when it comes to all cooling-related tasks. Our experienced technicians will service your equipment, 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Reduced Heat Tolerance

It sounds silly, but getting used to spending most of your time in a cool, air-conditioned environment can eventually cause you to be more susceptible to the ill effects of heat exposure.

Be sure to stay hydrated and be prepared when going from a cool, air-conditioned space into intense heat in order to avoid shock.

Chronic Headaches and Fatigue

Have you been shivering in your home or office during the height of summer? If so, it could lead you to feel tired more often and suffer headaches on a regular basis.

Research suggests that those who spend long periods in over-air-conditioned environments may be prone to headaches and fatigue. Such people could also be likely to encounter breathing and respiratory issues as recirculated air may contain more mold and allergens. Individuals then become more susceptible to cold, flu, or related illnesses.

Using a home air filtration system can help remedy these problems.

Potential Exposure to Refrigerant Chemicals

It’s possible to be exposed to harmful chemicals used to cool the air inside air conditioning systems. While not common, an old air conditioning system that needs repair or has been repaired by a careless professional could leak toxic chemicals into the air. By having your AC repaired regularly by an experienced professional, you protect yourself and the environment.

Here at Honey's Air & Solar, we take pride in providing high-quality heating and cooling services to the Modesto area. We have 30 years of experience installing and servicing HVAC systems plus fulfilling the community’s solar and air quality needs. Contact us today for a free estimate on your HVAC repair or installation. We can help to ensure that you get the benefits of an air conditioning system.

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