The world is warming at a faster rate than ever seen before and you would have to living in the coldest regions of the world not to notice
But the chances are that you are living in some of the hottest places of the world, hence you asked this question because the Air conditioner has become a daily part of our lives.
That hot day when you get into a conditioned room and instantly feel relief, but the question remains, “Is it bad for me”?
Not really, Some ACs come with special filters for bacteria, allergens, mold, dust mites which actually help you live better and healthier lives
The trick is to clean them often as stated in the manual of your AC so as to keep them functioning well.
If you are someone with Asthma, you could benefit from using an air conditioner, because they reduce the humidity in the air also, and humidity might make asthma worse
But if you live in a large apartment building or spend most of your time in large buildings that use a central conditioning unit, chances are that you may be at risk for Legionnaires disease which can cause pneumonia( an infection of your lungs)
This Legionnaires disease is spread through airborne water droplets and these central ACs use water as part of their systems
The mobile, window units and car ACs do not seem to allow the bacteria to grow and so are not known to cause this disease
So large air central units should be constantly treated and monitored
For some people with sinus problems, the very cold air from the ACs can irritate their nasal membranes and cause a runny nose or runny nose or rhinitis, so the trick is to keep the temperature at a tolerable range, not too cold.
Summary: Air conditioning is not bad for you, and in many cases, it can be very good for you, and in this recent heat waves that are spreading, it can reduce the instances of heat-related illnesses and even death from heat
So if you have it, use it, just worry about your electricity bills, but don’t worry, that’s cool… See what I did there?
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