How Air Conditioning Can Help Improve Your Health.

Did you know that Texas cities rank among the worst in the nation for outdoor air pollution?  In 2015, the American Lung Association ranked DFW #7 on the list of highest ozone levels, with Houston right nearby at #6.  Ozone, for purposes of this report, is defined as smog and other air polluting particles.

No wonder why people with asthma and other respiratory ailments are required to spend so much time indoors during the cooling season.  And why more and more are installing whole-house air filtration systems, especially when you consider that indoor air, on average, is twice as polluted as outdoor air across the nation.

blogOn the brighter side of that same coin, a well-maintained air conditioning system and a companion whole-house air filter can provide more than relief. That combination can actually rid your home of the very pollutants that have caused or continue to aggravate whatever breathing problems you might have.

And yet that’s just one of the health benefits associated with air conditioning. Here are several others:

  • Reduced Stress – Excessively hot indoor temperatures also have a way of causing your blood pressure and stress levels to rise, and there’s no relaxation in that.
  • Helps Prevent Illness – With increased stress, your body’s immune system weakens over time, and that makes you more vulnerable to illness and infection.
  • Helps Fight Depression – Heat often leads to lethargy, boredom and loss of interest; these symptoms are closely related to depression.
  • You’ll Sleep Better – Sleep is a crucial part of our lives and trying to get any sleep when it’s warm and humid is next to impossible.

Of course, the key to enjoying the full measure of these several benefits is keeping your AC system in the best working condition possible.  And the best way to accomplish that goal is with annual preventative maintenance.  So if it’s been a year or longer since your system was last cleaned and inspected, contact Absolute Air to schedule service.  That way, you can more fully experience all the benefits of whole-house air conditioning.