Air Conditioners have become an integral part of every individual’s life in today’s world. When you look around, you’ll see yourself surrounded by air conditioners at different spots. More than convenience, it has become a necessity good. Be it your home, office, school or even shopping mall and supermarket, you will definitely come across an Air Conditioning System wherever you go. And this does not necessarily belong to America in particular, but almost every country around the world. When looked at America, surveys and studies found that the use and number of air conditioners is much more than that of even a dishwasher. While one is quite familiar with the primary function of an air conditioner i.e. to get comfortable, cool air, there are yet many other benefits that air conditioning systems offer. However, every product has its own list of both pros and cons and there also are a few risks/cons that come along with Air Conditioning Systems.
To give you a brief idea about both the positives as well as negatives about Air Conditioners, we have below given a list of both for you to check out:
On the basis of reports from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it was found that around 600 people in the USA die every year due to extreme heat. And the same report had an amount of over 9000 deaths in the duration of 1979-2015. These numbers clearly depict how extreme heat has taken the lives of thousands and how harmful the sun heat can sometimes turn out to be.
By installing an Air Conditioner in your space, it can definitely protect you from extreme heat and give you the comfort and temperature you want. In cities like Florida and Texas, the temperatures are quite high and it becomes very tough for people to manage without an Air Conditioning System. According to doctors, installing an effective, convenient Air Conditioner is the best way to avoid heat-related health issues.
The Air Conditioners System also helps in increasing and improving the quality of air that circulates in your room/space. The inside unit is also known as the evaporative unit of the AC draws in the air to an inbuilt air filter (that is attached inside the Air Conditioner) and then absorbs the heat from it before sending out cool air. Thus, the in-built air filter helps in improving the quality of air by removing unlikely, undesirable components/pollutants like dust, bad smell, particles, pollens, etc, and giving out fresh and breathable air.
However, for you to be able to enjoy that nice, you need to make sure that the air filter remains clean. Otherwise, it can result in indoor air pollution and can make you the victim of some severe health issues.
The room needs to be well insulated in order to ensure the air conditioning process is happening effectively. Additionally, it is also said that micro-organisms like viruses and bacteria are not very favorable for them. Not to forget is also the fact that Air-Conditioned rooms are less likely to spread germs and toxins around in the air. For the same reason, they can be great stress-boosters and relief providers for people who have asthma or allergy.
It is a well-known fact that high temperatures can severely affect the productivity levels of humans. According to reports, it is said that the human body exerts a lot of energy to help cool the brain and other organs down during hot temperatures which is thus the reason why productivity level usually decreases in hot temperatures. However, in winters when the temperature is pretty cool and pleasant, the energy otherwise wasted to cool the body down can be used by the body for some better productive works and thus, this helps in enhancing the productivity level. Talking about the same in the context of an Air Conditioner, it can be said that AC can significantly improve the working power and potential of people.
It is usually seen that people become much more aggressive and hyper when the temperature around them is a bit high. To explain this scientifically, it can be said that when a rise in the temperature is seen, our brains slow down and we witness an increased heart rate along with blood pressure. Thus, an AC will help your keep your body under check and avoid high temper to come in.
Not just humans but air conditioning systems are also quite helpful for electronic devices and furniture. Woods usually consume moisture from the air depending upon the surrounding temperature. Also, not to forget is the fact that electronic devices are quite sensitive when it comes to heat and thus, they get heated up quite quickly. Thus, with the AC emanating cool air in the surroundings, it helps you keep your furniture and interiors safe and sound.
Dehydration is a major issue that people face quite often in today’s world and can lead to a lot of health issues if not taken proper amount of care. When the temperature around us is high, we sweat more and release more amount of water from our body (which in turn dehydrates the body). Though sweating is natural and necessary for all, there come some circumstances when body sweat may become undesirable, stressful and embarrassing. For all such cases, Air Conditioners turn out to be of great help not just to maintain your body temperature and avoid dehydration but also to keep you away from stressful situations.
The electricity consumption level of AC is quite high and maintaining a desirable temperature can become costly. In comparison to other appliances, the constant use of AC can severely increase your cost of living.
While there are several benefits that AC serves to the skin and health of people, it may sometimes lead to the drying of the skin. This is because the Air Conditioner takes in the moisture from the room which in turn leads to the skin losing its moisture if stayed as it is for a long duration.
Refrigerant is used by the air conditioning system to absorb the heat from a space. Chlorofluorocarbons is the refrigerant used in Air Conditioners that severely affect the ozone layer and produce green-house gases that are very harmful to the environment. With the increasing numbers of Air Conditioners around us, comfort and convenience also bring in harmful environmental pollution.
To conclude, it can be said that the benefits and importance of Air Conditioning Systems are quite a lot when talked about them in the context of our daily life comfort. It has both health as well as lifestyle benefits and this is why the production, as well as consumption levels of ACs, are rapidly increasing. Every product has its own pros and cons and in the end, the decision lies in the hand of the buyer to make the choice. The time is long gone when AC was used as a luxury product, it has now become a product that helps improve the quality of life. But as responsible humans, we need to look at the environmental aspects too.