There are certain situations where air conditioning (AC) can feel like the best thing in the world. When heat becomes overpowering, it is a massive comfort to be able to soak in the cool draft of an AC system. It can even save lives, with heat stroke causing so many deaths worldwide, particularly amongst the elderly population.

However, AC is not without its critics, many of whom point to the problems that it can cause if it is not maintained properly or if it emits a poor quality of air. Many AC system owners neglect to change the filters, which can allow allergens and pesticides to enter your home. Also, mould that accrues over winter months can be blown into the air and all around your home when your AC is operated at warmer times of year.

Aside from these irritating scenarios, poor AC can also lead to health problems such as dry skin, fatigue and breathing difficulties. Also, if you spend most of your time in an environment where the temperature is regulated, you will struggle to adapt to natural heat once you leave your home. ( created this infographic about the potential effects of substandard AC, also suggesting actions you can take to ensure that you get the best use out of your AC and feel the great benefits it should provide, rather than risking immunity to its possible hazards. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about using your AC.

Air Conditioning and Health Infographic