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Unexpected Benefits of Owning an Air Conditioner

Unexpected Benefits of Owning an Air Conditioner

Tossing up whether to get an air conditioner for your home? The obvious reason to install an air conditioner is for improved comfort—most modern units offer heating and cooling functions, so being able to keep your place at a comfortable temperature year-round is a huge benefit. However, there are some other compelling reasons to air condition your home, ranging from improved sleep to better productivity. Keep reading to learn more!


1. Increasing productivity

Many studies have proven that trying to get work done in extreme temperatures leads to poor productivity. When temperatures are too hot, people become agitated and lethargic. Dehydration that comes from being too warm can also lead to decreased mental performance.


A similar outcome occurs when the environment is too cold, as people become distracted and end up making make more errors. Using an air conditioning unit to get the temperature just right can help boost productivity, whether you are working from home or just need the motivation to get tasks done around the house!


2. Improving sleep quality

The chance to have peaceful, restful sleep every night is another key reason to install an air conditioner. In the hours before bedtime, your body temperature naturally begins to fall. This signals that it is time for sleep and makes your feel drowsy. Using an air conditioner to keep the bedroom cool can help you drift off faster as it supports this process and allows your body temperature to drop effectively.


Keeping your room cool overnight also reduces the need for your body to regulate its own temperature, so you won’t find yourself tossing, turning, sweating, or waking up to throw off your blankets! And we all know that getting up refreshed after a great night’s sleep means you can be your best self for the day ahead.  


3. Enjoying better air quality

Air conditioners can filter out particles in the air such as pollution, pollen, dust, and other allergens. This means you will be breathing cleaner air, which may be especially important if you live in urban inner-city areas with lots of traffic. Having clean air is a good enough reason on its own to get an air conditioner, but there are other health impacts that make it even more important to consider as seen in the next point.


4. Reducing health issues

Filtering out allergens in the air may mean fewer flare-ups of respiratory health issues, such as asthma. Keeping your home sealed by closing windows and doors while running your air conditioner also means less pollen will enter the space, reducing the risk of allergies overall.


Reducing humidity and keeping your home cool with an air conditioner also means there is less chance of mould forming in your home. The filter system in an AC unit will also help filter out any mould particles in the air, which can help prevent the health issues associated with mouldy spaces.


5. Keeping your belongings in good condition

When you fill your home with precious belongings, you need to take care of them by maintaining a relatively stable temperature inside. Letting your house reach sweltering levels in summer can cause some types of furniture to warp, or paintings to distort. The same goes for electronics—these can easily become damaged if they are subject to high temperatures, so it is best to keep everything at a stable room temperature to be on the safe side.


Keep the temperature just right with Midea

At the Midea appliance store in NZ, our signature Aurora Series inverter systems have heat pump and air conditioning capabilities to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. They also have the added benefit of being extremely quiet and easy to use, with different models to suit different spaces.


Visit our Newmarket store and Christchurch store today to learn more or shop online today!