Use AC Safely During Summer
The use of air conditioners can be considered safe for human health, only if they are regularly maintained, according to the defined specifications of the manufacturer, as well as when the mode of operation of air conditioners is set so as not to endanger human health.
What temperature is ideal for AC in summer?
In particular, large differences in outdoor air temperature and air temperature of air-conditioned indoor space should be avoided.
During summer, the optimal indoor air temperature should be 41°F to 50°F lower than the outdoor air temperature. An air conditioner that cools the interior too much, when the temperature outside is high, can lead to headaches, stiff neck, and body parts.
Also, the flow of air from the cooling device should not be directed to people who stay in the space, because it can cool the exposed parts of the body, which often causes a feeling of pain, stiffness, and headaches.
Strengthen cleaning and disinfection measures
The air conditioner must be impeccably clean and only such a device can provide quality air. Inadequately maintained filters in air conditioners can be breeding grounds for bacteria that can cause milder and more severe forms of respiratory infections.
Persons with pre-existing respiratory disorders are particularly at risk – irregular cleaning of air conditioners can be a trigger for the development of various respiratory diseases. Climates are not only nurseries of bacteria, but also unpleasant odors.
Use a ventilation system with HEPA filters for indoor ventilation and air conditioning, which must be regularly maintained, cleaned, and changed, in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification.