If you’re living in Queensland you probably don’t need to read an article to know the number one benefit of an air conditioner – escaping the sweltering humidity of a Queensland summer. However, there are a number of other benefits that come with an air conditioner such as:

Comfort

As mentioned above, for people living in hotter climates, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. With a summer high of 45.7 °C in greater Brisbane just last year, it’s no wonder why Queenslanders love their air conditioning.

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Additionally, a reverse cycle air conditioner can keep your home at comfortable temperatures all year round with both heating and cooling functions.

Health

Quality air conditioning also brings with it huge benefits when it comes to your health. It is a known fact that heat can have harmful, and even fatal consequences to human life.

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The health benefits of air conditioning are particularly beneficial for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. This is because the air conditioner filters the air, minimising irritants that can trigger an attack. However, the filtered air from an air conditioner is also beneficial to those without existing health issues as it is free from dust, dirt particles and bacteria.

Alongside controlling the temperature of the room, air conditioners also moderate the humidity. This can have major health benefits as extreme humidity, whether high or low, can have harmful effects on health. An overly humid environment can become a breeding ground for mould and bacteria and too little humidity can aggravate dry skin and dry out sinuses.

Note: it is important to regularly change the filters of the air conditioner to ensure that the circulated air is kept clean.

Sleep

Sleep plays a huge part in your overall health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you are getting between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night. However, in the middle of summer when temperatures are high, it can be difficult to fall asleep, let alone stay that way for 8 hours.

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In fact, high temperatures increase both heart rate and blood pressure making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep. That’s why it can be crucial in hotter climates to use an air conditioner to reduce your room temperature for a long, comfortable night’s sleep.

Work

Whether you work from home or in a corporate office, room temperature can greatly affect productivity levels. When the room temperature is too high, our bodies use extra energy to cool itself down which reduces the ability to think and reason and also causes fatigue.

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That is why it is so important to have sufficient air conditioning while working no matter where you are. In an air conditioned room, the air conditioner does all of the hard work to regulate your body temperature allowing for an increased work capacity and maximum concentration.

Another benefit of commercial air conditioning or air conditioning in home offices is the reduced noise. Without air conditioning, windows will need to be opened on hotter days letting in outside noise that could include lawn mowers, power tools and other loud noises that will reduce focus and productivity. With an air conditioner, you can stay cool in the workplace with the windows closed for maximum concentration and productivity.

Furniture

Another benefit of air conditioning is prolonging the life of your furniture. Heat and humidity can damage many types of furniture, for example, leather furniture absorbs moisture in humid conditions which can lead to rot.

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Additionally, wood absorbs moisture in humidity and loses moisture in dry conditions which can eventually lead to warping.

Not only do air conditioners control the temperature of the room, they also moderate the humidity level which can help to protect furniture from damage. This is especially important in the humid Queensland weather.

Electronics

Electronics can also be affected by high temperatures. This is due to the fact that a lot of devices generate heat when operated which can be exacerbated by high temperatures. When electronics such as phones and computers become overheated it can lead to a loss of data and even reduce the lifetime of the device.

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That is why it is important to moderate room temperature and humidity levels with an air conditioner on hot days to protect your electronics, especially in rooms with many computers such as corporate offices.

Security

Finally, air conditioners also come with security benefits. Using air conditioners to cool an area rather than opening doors and windows increases security. This allows you to protect both your loved ones and your valuables while maintaining a comfortable temperature within your house.

 

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When it comes to air conditioning, Advanced Climate Solutions are your local experts. Our experienced technicians can install, repair and service air conditioners from all leading brands on the Australian market. Whether you need a split system air conditioner repair, ducted air conditioner installation or commercial air conditioner service, call Advanced Climate Solutions on 07 3206 3542 today.