It’s been a pretty hot June in Minnesota; we hope you’ve been able to stay cool and not get too overheated! As we head into July, this is a good time to tell you that APA Medical offers professional air conditioning installation throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities suburbs.
Don’t let your family or loved ones suffer through the heat—APA Medical offers three different air conditioning units and can provide AC installation in the Twin Cities for whichever unit best suits your needs. Proper installation of your air conditioning unit allows it to run at its highest efficiency and keeps your utility bill at a normal level each month while providing a comfortable and trouble-free living environment for your loved one.
Effects of Summer Heat
Summer can be a tough season for the elderly and anyone with any respiratory issues. Hot, unfiltered air can exacerbate respiratory problems, allergies, heat-induced stress, sinus problems and limited mobility issues.
People who suffer from any of those conditions find filtered, cold air alleviates their discomfort and allergy symptoms. Excessive heat can be very harmful. If you have an elderly family member, neighbor, or friend, having an air conditioning system can be life-saving, especially when outdoor temperatures reach unbearable highs.
As people age, the body’s ability to regulate temperature often becomes impaired due to the natural aging process, as well as disease and use of medications. Unfortunately, this change in body function is why a large portion of annual deaths attributed to heatwaves are seniors. Many seniors forego air conditioning because of concerns about costs – that’s why it’s so important to explain the benefits of air conditioning to our elderly family members – as well as explaining the risks presented by extreme heat.
Different Types of Air Conditioning Units
APA Medical offers three different types of air conditioners as well as AC installation in the Twin Cities area. We offer portable air conditioners that are vented through a window, up/down window air conditioning units, and through sleeve air conditioners. Give APA Medical a call at 612-722-9000 for a free quote — and we can offer our recommendation of which air conditioner might work best for your situation.
Home Air Conditioning Benefits
Along with being literal life savers, air conditioners offer more than just comfortable living and better air.
Better Air Quality:
Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack. This only holds true, however, if your system is kept clean and filters are regularly changed.
Fewer Insects and Parasites:
AC filters also keep out insects and are far more effective than a screen in an open window. Insects are annoying but they can also be dangerous to people with allergies. One of the benefits of a good air conditioning system is that it will help keep indoor pets flea and tick-free as well.
Better State of Mind:
It’s not just our brains that suffer from the heat. When the mercury rises so do tempers. While our brains are slowing down, our bodies are speeding up with increased heart rates and higher blood pressure. All this leads to more aggressive behavior making a cool environment key to maintaining peace at home, work, and in public places.
Those same physical changes – higher heart rate and blood pressure – that make us angry can also make it next to impossible to get a good night’s sleep. Our core body temperature is a critical factor in getting to and staying asleep. A too hot (or too cold) room interferes with natural temperature regulation which doctors say functions best at between 65 and 75 degrees.
It’s no secret that the summer heat can be unbearable without the help of air conditioning. When heat waves occur, it’s hard for anyone to adapt to the sudden change in temperature. For the elderly, it can be even more difficult – in addition to the body not regulating its temperature as well, many times older people don’t sweat efficiently, and therefore their bodies are unable to cool down effectively.
APA Medical offers AC installation in the Twin Cities – don’t let the summer heat make you or any of your loved ones miserable. An AC installation provides comfort, safety, and better quality living!