Going beyond comfort. What are the real benefits of air conditioning?
Did you know that people are more productive when they are working in an air conditioned building? The benefits of a whole-home cooling system extend well beyond just making you comfortable. There are many things that we do (especially in the summer) that wouldn’t be possible without air conditioning.
From the workspace to the home, air conditioning plays a role. Here are some things that are made better (or wouldn’t be possible) without air conditioning.
People who are comfortable, work better and more efficiently. A more comfortable work environment is linked to increased productivity and clearer thinking. A cool employee is a happy and productive employee.
High indoor air quality. Air conditioning and heating systems have greatly improved the quality of our indoor air. Indoor air systems (IAQ systems) have greatly reduced levels of allergens and pollutants in the home. Take that season allergies!
Better sleep. If you have an air conditioner in your home, you can keep the windows closed at night. Even the running sounds of an air conditioning system are quieter than noises from outdoors – whether that’s wildlife or the hustle and bustle of city life.
Reduction of heat-related deaths during the summer. We aren’t even two weeks into summer and many areas of the country have already experienced one or more 100F days! Even in the shade, temperatures can get dangerously high. The only relief from summer temperatures is a quick pop into an air conditioned building.
Healthier air means fewer days missed from work. Not only does air conditioning create a more productive working environment, but it creates a healthier work environment as well. This means fewer sick days over the course of the year.
Reducing heat stress for many of our technological devices. Did you know that special air conditioning technology is used to keep data centers cool? These hubs hold important information that is crucial for our increasingly connected society.
It’s crucial for modern medicine and patient care. Comfortable patients that receive higher quality air are more likely to successfully recover. Air conditioning systems also help prevent the spread of bacteria, infections and more from being distributed throughout a hospital or care facility.
Of course, all of these air conditioning systems need to be maintained. That is what local HVAC professionals do. They help keep these crucial comfort systems running in hospitals, data centers, homes, workspaces…you name it!
How does air conditioning improve your life every summer?