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Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?

Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?
It’s freezing outside… no problem the air conditioner will take care of that. Awesome. It’s really hot outside….no problem the air conditioner will take care of that too. Awesome again. We are strongly attached to this climate changer but have we ever thought - “is this healthy?” The air conditioning systems need to be extremely well-maintained, checked and cleaned because of all the breathing problems and infections they might bring. Here are some of the consequences that we should know:

Do you hear a scratching sound when you touch your skin?

The more time you spend in an air-conditioned environment, the dryer your skin may become, as the cold, dry air can cause your skin to lose its moisture. Your hair may suffer such ill effects as well.

Your air conditioner may cause you breathing problems

The first thing to know: OFTEN CHANGE YOUR FILTERS, they are a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria and fungi. The air conditioning systems can be a motherland to black mold, and you don’t want to breathe the air, coming out of a moldy air conditioner. It’s full of microorganisms that can lead to a multitude of breathing problems, including a potentially fatal infectious pneumonia, Legionnaire’s disease, caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophila.

Feeling ill after work?

Many people find themselves more tired than usual after a work day. Some of them also find that once they leave the building, the symptoms often resolve. A “sick building syndrome” that’s what experts call a building with irregularly checked air conditioning system.

Contamination caution!

Indoors we may be more exposed to pollutants than outdoors especially because central air conditioning does not bring in fresh air but circulates old air. And if there is black mold, dust or any kind of viruses in the system you are inhaling parts of them! Sounds bad. Check how to maintain your air conditioner by yourself here.

How to keep your pet safe from the heat?

When the temperature outside starts going up, it gets pretty hot at home, too. The air conditioner is a great solution. However, it consumes a lot of energy, so you probably turn it off when you’re out of home. But, do you know what is your pet doing while you’re gone? You have probably already come to the conclusion, that it’s not the best idea to leave your pet outside when it’s hot. The heat and the bright sunlight in the middle of the day could be very dangerous for it. Well, you should be careful when you leave it alone inside as well. As most of the pets don’t sweat, it’s harder for them to cool themselves, especially if they have thick fur. Here’s what you can do to ensure your beloved friend doesn’t get a heat stroke when it’s alone:

Control the temperature


Yes, the AC consumes a lot of energy, which also reflects on your bills. However, it’s definitely not a good idea to leave your pet at home with the AC turned off. Instead, just set it on a low energy consuming mode. That means, when it’s about 30℃ outside, you’d better set the AC on cooling mode at about 23-24℃, not 16℃. This will be helpful in two ways. Your AC will need less energy to cool down the room when the difference between the inner and the outer temperature is smaller. It will also be safer for your pet, not only because it will spend the day in a cool room. If you have a dog, you are probably taking it for a walk at least twice a day. When the difference between inner and outer temperatures is greater than 10℃, the change from very cool to very hot environment could be very dangerous for it

Control the humidity


On hot days the humidity is also high. This is another reason why it gets difficult for pets to cool themselves, which could lead to heat stroke. Keep an eye on the humidity level at home, not only for your pet’s health, but for yours, too. Learn more about the dangers of high humidity and how you can keep it at a healthy level.

What else to do to keep your pet safe


  • Provide your little (or not that little) friend with plenty of water. Just like you it needs more of it when it’s hot. You can also add some ice to keep the water cool during the day.
  • Make sure your pet has access to the cooler parts of your home.
  • Close curtains to reduce the heating effect of the sunlight coming in. This will also help your AC, as the cool air won’t go out easily, which will reduce its consumption as well as your bill.
Note that different animals and breeds have different needs when regarding to heat. Make sure you get to know the specific needs of your pet and contact a vet as soon as you notice a strange behaviour of your friend.

5 Reasons Why Inverter AC Is Better Than Non-Inverter

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between inverter and non-inverter AC? Take a look at the top 5 advantages of inverters that make them better than non-inverters.

Eco friendly


The biggest difference between inverter and non-inverter AC is the fact that the motor of the inverter compressor has a variable speed. The speed of the non-invertor compressor is fixed. This means that it operates either at full or minimum speed. A censor in the invertor adjusts the power according to the temperature in the room, lowering the electrical consumption and saving energy.

Saving money


Due to the sophisticated operational method of the invertor, its compressor does not work at its full capacity all the time. When the speed is lower, the needed energy is lower too and you pay less money for electricity.

More quite sound


As the compressor motor of the inverter air conditioner does not turn on and off all the time, but keeps working at low power, the operation is more quite.

Longer life


The technology of the inverters not only makes cooling and heating more efficient, but it also makes the AC’s life longer.

Faster Cooling/Heating


Last but not least, the inverter AC is able to cool or heat your room faster than the non-inverter. This is due to the fact that in the beginning of the process, the inverter uses more power than the non-inverter and diminish the power when it gets close to the desired temperature.