Indoor Air Comfort & Health
As the temperatures begin to rise we start to think about how comfortable our homes will be when the summer time comes. Not only is comfort important but the health of our homes is also important. When that hot, humid day in the summer arrives few things can add to the quality of life more than a functioning AC unit. Approximately 87% of American homeowners are unaware of air pollution inside the home. According to the EPA, indoor air quality is among the top five risks to human health. They go on to state that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. A properly functioning AC unit filters the air, controls humidity and cycles fresh air from outside into our homes.
Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor air quality in our homes can cause sickness. If our eyes, noses, and throats start getting irritated this may be because of the air quality. We may become tired and get dizzy or may suffer from headaches. If air quality gets really bad it can lead to asthma and allergies. Many times we may think it’s a cold. A good indication would be to see if these symptoms go away when outside the home. If they don’t it may be a good indication that your AC unit may not be working properly. As we are always in different stages of our lives we may have small children in our homes, we may have elderly parents of relatives living with us or the chronically ill. The effects of poor air quality in our homes can be far more dangerous for them.
Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion in Babies, Children & the Elderly
We need to think about those that are at higher risk that we are in charge of when those temperatures are at their hottest. Many people will suffer from heat exhaustion. This happens when it’s just too hot outside or inside our homes without air conditioning and our bodies have difficulty dealing with it. Symptoms of this can be profuse sweating, feeling weak, confused, or dizzy. Feeling nauseous, having a headache, fast heartbeat or dark colored urine. The number one thing on the list to rectify these symptoms is to get to an air conditioned building. We need to make sure that our homes are ready for those hot days where we will need that comfort and protection for ourselves and the ones we love.
Reasons for Air Conditioning Replacement
When considering installation or replacement of an AC unit we need to know that the average lifespan of an air conditioning system is 10-20 years. The efficiency of the system can decrease dramatically as it gets older. Other things to look at in making this decision especially after 7 years is to keep track of repairs and inconsistency with performance. Note areas in your home that are possibly not cooling properly. Does it run excessively or does it turn on and off? Also keep track of utility bills. If they are increasing your system may not be working as well as it once did.
Heating Installation & Replacement Services in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
The installation or replacement of an existing air conditioning unit is one of the most significant home improvements made to increase comfort and overall health. It is also one of the most expensive. It pays to do the homework to ensure the best system for your home. Call Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning for all your Vegas Valley HVAC needs!