How many times did you hear this when you were growing up, “Don’t go outside without a coat, you’re sure to catch your death of cold.” Medical professionals will tell you that’s mostly a myth. Colds and flu are caused by viruses, not going outside without a coat on. Kotz Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing often feels like there is a similar myth when it comes to air conditioning.
DOES AIR CONDITIONING MAKE YOU SICK?
This is a question we hear quite often from our neighbors in Waterford, MI and Oxford, MI. The short answer is no, but we all know how miserable we can feel when we’re not feeling well. The temperature and humidity in a home can certainly affect the comfort of a person who has a fever for example.
YOUR AC CAN BE A POSITIVE THING
Even though air conditioning won’t make you sick, it certainly plays a role in the health of your family. That’s because indoor air quality is extremely important to healthy living. An air conditioner that receives proper maintenance will make the air you breathe cleaner and healthier. Every AC system has a basic air filter, and many have extremely effective filtration and/or air purification systems. This will eliminate many bacteria and viruses and make your home a safe haven against many common illnesses.
ADVANTAGES OF AIR CONDITIONING
We can even take this a step further. Imagine being sick during a hot summer day in a sweltering hot house without air conditioning. The point being, not only does an air conditioner not make you sick, but it can also help you recover more quickly. A comfortable temperature makes it easier to rest and recuperate.
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT
If there are infants or toddlers in your home, consider this: Many pediatricians believe sleeping in air conditioning is healthier for them. Especially when compared to the alternative of a warm, humid, and poorly ventilated room. There is even some evidence using air conditioning can reduce the risk of SIDS (crib death) when the weather is hot.
READY TO HELP
Nothing is going to make your Waterford, MI or Oxford, MI home disease-proof, but Kotz Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing can improve the odds. Call to learn more about how regular air conditioning maintenance and sophisticated air quality devices might keep you from getting sick. Remember, there’s always great information like this available when you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.