Innovations in technology in the last century made air conditioning available and affordable for the masses. That has changed our lives in ways we can not fully fathom. For example,the rapid growth and development in hot areas of the country, like the South and the South West, can also be attributed to the availability and affordability of air conditioning. Air conditioning has made our lives much more easier and productive than those living before it.
In this regard, we have tamed our environment a little bit more. While we should keep utilising this resource to better our lives, it is of utmost importance to use it wisely and responsibly. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you enjoy the cool air in your home this summer:
Properly functioning air conditioning (which includes cooling, filtration, humidification, and disinfection) can be very beneficial to your health. However, it can have adverse effects on your health if the AC isn’t maintained properly.
Condensation and evaporation of air (and the moisture in the air) is what goes on inside an AC equipment. And if something is broken within the system, bacteria and fungi will find favorable breeding ground. Aside from that, if your AC has bad filtration, dust and pollen can cause different allergies and diseases. Lack of proper moisture in the air, dust and microorganisms in the ventilation etc also have adverse effects on your health.
Air conditioners take a toll on the environment in several different ways. Firstly, they use a lot of energy. While we can not avoid energy consumption, we definitely can avoid energy wastage. Malfunctioning AC’s, along with bad ventilation, will increase your energy consumption considerably.
Most refrigerants used in AC’s are extremely harmful to the environment if leaked. These CFC’s and HFC’s are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. If we want to protect our healths and the health of our planet, it is imperative that we become aware and responsible. In regards to AC, proper maintenance will be adequate. Small things like regularly changing the filters, having the ducts cleaned every once in awhile, and having a HVAC professional examine your system every year will go a long way.
We, at Dutch Heating and Cooling, provide expert AC repair and surrounding area for an affordable price. We specialize in repair, maintenance and installation of all brands for your home. We also provide a 100% comprehensive and inexpensive yearly maintenance program. We believe that the people of our community should NEVER overpay for their HVAC companies . Give us a call at 317-399-7839!