Good Air Conditioning is Literally a Life Saver
A study by the Australia State of the Environment group of heat-related deaths found that more than 1,000 Australians died from the heat in 2007. A figure which does not even fully capture the magnitude of the problem when heat is a such common contributing factor to death by other conditions. However, the ABC states that while “heatwaves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazard,…a recent survey has found that many vulnerable people do not have plans to cope with extreme heat”. Therefore, keeping cool with good air conditioning is the best means of preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Better air quality
Those that suffer from allergies, asthma and other raspatory related illnesses will know the importance of freshly filtered air. Hence, the importance of installing high quality air conditioning by a professional in order for it to circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mould. Minimises the irritants that trigger an attack. However, this only rings true if you or a professional is performing regular maintenance on the system to keep it clean and change the filters regularly once deuteration is seen. Otherwise, the AC can actually contribute to indoor air pollution by allowing nasty allergens to seep into your living space.
Fewer insects and parasites
During the warmers months, there’s nothing worse then leaving a window open for some fresh air and having it filled by bugs within minutes. With reverse cycle air conditioning, you can ensure that the necessary filters installed also keep out insects will do their job while creating a comfortable haven at home. In fact, a good air conditioning system can help keep indoor pets flea and tick free, as well.
Improved work force efficiency
We’ve all experienced the lethargy brought on by a hot Melbourne summer day, and there’s a reason for it! That’s because the energy the body expends trying to keep cool takes away from our ability to think and reason. Therefore, an air conditioned room doesn’t just keep us comfortable, but it also ensures we work better and make better decisions. Great for the office!
The physical changes we experience at a higher temperature is – higher heart rate and blood pressure – these make us more irritable and can also make it impossible to get any sleep. Being comfortable is key to getting to sleep and staying asleep! Therefore, ensuring your room is at a comfortable temperature is best for your body, heat and mind.
Prevents electronic devices from overheating
Australian summers are heating up year upon year, and not only are our bodies noticing but so are our electronics. With more people turning to smart homes, devices of all kinds are entering the home. The phones and computers we depend on daily can suffer serious meltdowns when the temperature goes up. This could lead to loss of data, an overall shorter lifespan or worse, fire. Thus, air conditioning can not only provide a comfortable environment for you, but also create a safer temperature for your electronics to operate.
We’ve already discussed how open windows, even with screens, are limited when it comes to keeping bugs out. They’re even worse at keeping out unwanted people. Depending on where you live or work, an unsecure window or door simply isn’t safe. You want to keep your loved ones and valuables protected from both the elements and the unpleasant side of humankind. By installing a reverse cycle system, you are providing year round comfort in a completely sealed environment.
Ensure you are summer ready by contact Rapid Cold for a free measure and quote. Don’t become another number to the heatwave statistics.