Summer is just around the corner, when the thermostat begins to climb and those hot and humid summer days arrive, it can be uncomfortable to tolerate. For some people such our elderly loved ones, it can even be dangerous. So why not spend the summer months in comfort with a central air conditioner? You can enjoy the summer sun outside and then indulge in some much-needed reprieve from the heat inside in the comfort of your cool home.

Here we look at some of the reasons why you should invest in a central air conditioner for the summer.

Avoid Overheating with a Central Air Conditioner

When it’s hot and humid outside your body must work harder to cool down. You also experience ample fluid loss and insufficient salt and water intake, which causes your body’s cooling system to start to break down. When your body overheats, you become susceptible to heat stress and other serious health threats like heat rash, heat cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke, which can be fatal.

That’s why investing in a central air conditioner can help you avoid many of these conditions. When the air is cooler than your body, you can easily expel the heat and maintain fluids, along with a safer, cooler internal temperature throughout your body.

Maintain a Positive Mood

The summer is supposed to be a time of fun and enjoyment in Canada – especially after all those months of winter and being cooped up inside. But when the heat kicks in and your body gets too hot from the humidity, you can experience negative feelings.  Heat can bring on feelings of aggravation and aggression. It can also make you feel sluggish and sleepy. With an air conditioner, you can maintain a comfortable temperature as well as a happy and positive mood all season long.

Keep Your Immune System Healthy

Another reason to stay cool this summer with an air conditioner is to keep your immune system healthy. When humidity starts to rise, so does the presence of pests, mould spores, and allergens. Dust mites love excess moisture in the air, and your carpet, paint, and furniture start to emit high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be damaging to your health. Plus, mould can grow easily when excess humidity is present, causing health problems and damage to your home. Sneezing, rashes and runny noses are not the way you should be spending your summer. Maintaining your indoor humidity under 60 percent can be achieved with an air conditioner and will help keep your immune system healthy.

Don’t spend the summer season feeling miserable and sick. Invest in an air conditioner to keep your home and body nice and cool! At Advanced HVAC, we carry a range of central air conditioner models from Bryant, a leader in residential cooling. Unsure of which model is the right fit for your home? Give us a call; we’d be happy to recommend a model or provide a quote for installation. Now is the time to invest in a new air conditioner or schedule an inspection to ensure your current equipment is in good shape, not in the middle of a July heat wave. Stay cool, Ottawa!