Overseas countries like USA and especially the states like Florida and Arizona which are tropical states (although opposite ends of the country!) have a popular culture for air conditioning. They have it on a lot throughout the year as there is little distinction between seasons and there is a need for companies like AC Repair specialists Fort Worth on a regular basis. Being based in the UK, it’s rare to find central air conditioning installed in a residential environment. Most air conditioning facilities are found in hospitals, business buildings, offices and supermarkets and it’s a growing trend over here. As the UK has a pretty temperate climate with almost even seasons, we don’t have the type of climate that would require a year round air conditioning service installed in the home. Did you know that there are some health issues that can be linked back to the air conditioning unit in the home?
Air conditioning that is used on a full time daily basis – especially during the summer months – may feel fantastic when you are cooling off but may not be the best option for your health when it comes down to it. In this article we are examining the top five health concerns that surround the use of air conditioners. Illness and constant fatigue is one symptom to watch for. During the summer months some people end up shivering at their desks especially the girls in the office. There is research that shows that people who are exposed to an air conditioned environment on a long term basis may experience constant chronic headaches and fatigue. This can leave you quite vulnerable to catching viruses and colds.
Air conditioning is artificial air and so your skin could become dried out. An abomination in the fashion and beauty industries but long hours spent in air conditioned environments actually causes the skin to lose moisture and unless you’re putting on a constant supply of moisturiser your skin is going to suffer. It’s the fault of air conditioning if your existing chronic illness is exacerbated. If you have an existing illness or issue central air conditioning systems have been known to enhance the effects of the illness you may be suffering from. Air conditioning is surprisingly notorious for increasing the symptoms of low blood pressure and arthritis which makes pain management far more difficult.
Becoming acclimatised to air conditioning can lead to an inability to deal with heat. Those who choose to spend more time in an air conditioned environment actually make their bodies more intolerable to heat and the stress on your body from moving from a cool environment to the sweltering outdoor air. The intolerance of the heat can and has led to an increase in heat related deaths over the summer. You could also suffer with breathing issues. While your car air conditioning may be a saving grace while stuck in traffic on a hot day they’re the worst offenders for circulating germs and micro-bugs that cause breathing issues. Drying out the sinuses and the throat can cause increased colds and discomfort.
There are many other issues that can be caused by air conditioning units but the above are the most common out there. Being aware of the effects of the air conditioning in your environment can make all the difference to how you structure your day and taking regular breaks from a ‘fake’ air environment will make all the difference to you and your health.