So, we’ve compiled a list of potential ways your air conditioner can do you harm so you know exactly what to look out for and prevent.
Your air conditioner can cause dehydration
A side effect of having your AC unit running regularly is that it doesn’t just cool the air in your home but it also lowers the humidity. If you are not careful and the humidity drops low enough it can cause mild dehydration. Whilst this isn’t an immediate cause for concern it can be very unpleasant.
To stave off dehydration, try not to have your air condition running at high levels for extended periods of time and make sure you drink plenty of water while you’re in your home. Additionally, if the problem persists, consider investing in a humidifier to maintain the ideal humidity level for your home.
Give you headaches and fatigue
Many people who are exposed to highly air conditioned atmosphere for long periods of time – for example, if they work in an air conditioned environment and have their AC running at high levels at home – complain of experiencing headaches and suffering from fatigue.
If you start to feel unwell, then consider raising the temperature on your thermostat by a handful of degrees. This shouldn’t be enough to create a noticeable difference in the ambient temperature, but it could be enough to alleviate any of your symptoms.
Give you dry skin
Similar to causing dehydration due to the lowering of humidity in your home, running your air conditioner at high levels for extended periods of time can cause your skin to lose moisture which can lead to dry skin.
Again, this can be remedied by turning the temperature up on your thermostat – or by constantly applying moisturiser to affected areas.
If any organic matter makes its way into your air conditioner and stays there, this can lead to mold growing within the system. If this goes unchecked, then every time you use your air conditioning unit the mold will be spread throughout your home. Breathing in this mold can lead to health issues including allergic reactions and respiratory issues, and in extreme cases can even lead to pneumonia.
Luckily, there are easy actions you can take to prevent mold developing inside your AC unit. Make sure you check your unit regularly to ensure the ducts are free of dirt and standing water, which is a perfecting breeding ground for mold.
Using Aireman filtration systems will help make sure your AC unit is as free of dirt as it can be, and our delivery schedule for replacements will make sure that your filter is always working exactly as it should.