Air Conditioning

Brain Fog? It May Be Your Air Conditioning

Published on: August 14, 2018
Brain fog, Maybe your AC is to blame | AC Southeast®

When Temperatures Distract, People Make More Errors

Homes and businesses both experience productivity issues when the air conditioning is too cold. When employees aren’t comfortable, they struggle to work efficiently, and costly mistakes increase. In a house, you or your family may struggle to get chores done or feel motivated if the temperatures aren’t right.

AC Southeast® wants to help home and business owners create healthy and comfortable environments. You can take steps to achieve ideal temperatures and humidity levels, so you can get things done at work or home.

Invest in a Preventative Maintenance Plan

The best way to improve productivity in the home or workplace is by investing in a preventative maintenance plan for your heating and air conditioning unit.

This might seem obvious, yet many people don’t have one. Maintenance on your air conditioning unit, heat pump or furnace is essential to keep it healthy throughout the year.

A home or business will experience airflow problems, uneven temperatures, or worse when their units are not cleaned, inspected, and maintained on a regular basis. When an air conditioning technician checks on your unit, he will notice if anything needs to be repaired or replaced. By catching small problems early, it will prevent disastrous issues in the future. A sudden air conditioning unit breakdown leaves you, your family, or your co-workers defenseless against the rising temperature outside.

Maintenance also ensures your heating and air conditioning unit performs efficiently throughout the year. Neglected systems experience more wear and tear, because the unit operates harder to keep your home or office at ideal temperatures. Paying attention to those small signs of strain will prevent breakdowns in the future and save you money in the long run by not purchasing a new HVAC system before you are financially ready.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Another way to create a comfortable work or home environment is by controlling the indoor air quality. Indoor pollution is more dangerous to you and those around you, since most people spend a majority of their time indoors. Different contaminants will cause health issues such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Confusion/Memory Problems
  • Excessive Tiredness
  • Increased Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

The most common indoor pollutants are:

  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust Mites
  • Radon
  • Tobacco Products
  • Smoke
  • Pesticides
  • Cleaning Products
  • Harmful Volatile Organic Compounds

The best way to handle poor indoor air quality is to not smoke indoors, to keep cleaning products put away, and to install indoor air quality products. Air purifiers, media air cleaners, and ultraviolet lights work with your current air conditioning and heating system. They trap and eliminate common allergens like mold, mildew and dust mites.

Employees and family members will feel healthier when the air around them is clean. Quality indoor air will make you and those around you feel energized and ready to attack the day!

Control Humidity Indoors

When the humidity in a home or business is high, you sweat more and feel warmer. By not controlling and maintaining humidity levels, people can experience heatstroke, which occurs when the body can’t sufficiently cool itself. The sweat on the skin can’t evaporate, leaving you vulnerable to the rising humidity levels and heat.

You can improve your humidity levels by installing a dehumidifier to work with your current air conditioning system. The dehumidifier will remove any moisture left behind after the air conditioning unit has cooled the air. This allows dry air to circulate throughout your home or office, so everyone can feel cooler and breathe easier.

Control Air Conditioning and Air Quality with Routine Service

Don’t let your family or employees suffer in an unhealthy environment. Regularly maintain your air conditioning system to provide clean, dry air to your home or office. Search AC Southeast® to locate a qualified heating and cooling professional near you. We will help you create a productive atmosphere!