There’s a difference between a house and a home. A house is merely a building, or a material thing that’s replaceable. However, a home is a feeling. It’s an irreplaceable thing that you can’t take for granted.
We love the summer and everything it brings, from the beach trips to the endless barbecues to the hot summer days. Now, imagine returning home to a house with a broken air conditioner. Well, a few summers ago, it happened to us. Our air conditioner went out unexpectedly. Even with about eight fans going, we had to leave our house and go to a nearby hotel to seek refuge from the heat. We lost that irreplaceable and unmatched feeling of comfort, peace, and happiness for days!
Impact on Life
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Being uncomfortable at home can impact your mood away from home, too. Waking up on the wrong side of the bed doesn’t just apply the moment you open your eyes. Can you picture waking up to a 90-degree morning? With no air conditioner during the muggy night, you didn’t sleep as well as you normally do. The whole time you’re getting ready for work, it just seems hotter and hotter. By the time you get to work, you aren’t in a good mood because of the experience you’ve had over the past 16 hours.
What’s worse is that all day you are thinking about trying to find a respectable company that can get your air conditioner up and running again before the night settles in. I’ve been there, and I have no plans to let this happen again. It was a horrible feeling for us all!
Impact on Health
In addition to feeling uncomfortable, getting too hot can make you sick. You can develop a summer cold if you aren’t properly taking care of yourself and your air conditioner. As Dr. Jen Tan explains, a summer cold isn’t quite the same as its winter counterpart. Instead of the highly versatile and robust rhinovirus that causes many winter colds, a more delicate yet more vicious enterovirus typically causes summer colds. Dr. Tan also mentions that summer colds do have a habit of recurring, so second and third doses aren’t uncommon.
Wyatt Myers, a writer for Everyday Heath, explains the best ways to treat summer colds. Essentially, the best treatment is to avoid colds altogether. Make sure to protect the family in more than one way.
It’s amazing how the little things such as an air-conditioned home can make the difference between a good or a bad day. Uncontrollable things happen in life, but sometimes we can prevent them. So before those really hot summer days kick in and you find that your air conditioner has gone out, make an appointment for preventive maintenance or new air conditioner installation. Keeping your castle comfortable, relaxing, and cool is a must on those hot summer days.
Don’t wait until you have to call your HVAC professionals. Look them up today to avoid those 90-degree air conditioner mishaps. Summer is here, and the hottest days have yet to come! Are you ready?