The Dangers of Having a Poorly Working Air Conditioner
The summer heat can have detrimental effects on our health, especially if we aren’t doing what we need to protect ourselves from the potentially catastrophic effects that heat can have on our bodies and our overall well being. One way to protect ourselves from the heat is to ensure we have a good, properly working air conditioner in our homes, offices, and other commercial spaces. A good air conditioner will keep us cool no matter what the temperature looks like outside. Without one, well, even just being in your home can be dangerous.
These are some of the dangers of having a poorly working air conditioner.
#1: Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is a very serious condition that can happen when you spend time in a really hot place. Even just spending time outside during the summer can raise your chances of having a heat stroke, or some form of heat exhaustion. Drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of shade, and wearing sunscreen are all ways you can stay cool outside. However, many times, when people don’t have a properly working air conditioner, they can experience heat stroke in their own homes. This is why a good AC is a must.
#2: More Frequent Asthma Attacks
If you have asthma, spending a great deal of time in extreme heat can trigger symptoms. In addition, being in a place that doesn’t have proper ventilation can trigger it as well. A good air conditioner not only keeps you cool but also helps ventilate the air in your home, which is great for everyone, including those with asthma.
#3: Poor Sleep
A house that’s too hot during the summers can result in poor sleep. While poor sleep isn’t too dangerous to experience every now and then, consistently poor sleep can have a dramatic impact on your health, especially later on in life. A good air conditioner is key to sleeping well during El Paso’s hottest days.
Contact Barrett Airworks Services Today!
If you don’t think your HVAC system will cut it for El Paso’s brutal summer, we can help you. We offer reliable repairs, upgrades, and new AC installations for both residential and commercial spaces. Whether you think your AC just needs some fine tuning or you’d like to upgrade, specifically from a swamp cooler to refrigerated air conditioning, we can help you. Give us a call today to learn more about the services we offer.