For many people, having air conditioning in their home may be viewed as a luxury. But for some people in the population, air conditioning is important to health and well-being. If you have an elderly family member, having an air conditioning system can be life saving, especially when outdoor temperatures reach an unbearable high. Why is air conditioning for the elderly so important? Senior Health 365 explains that there are many factors involved.
The senior health web resource explains that, as people age, the body’s ability to regulate temperature often becomes impaired due to the natural aging process, as well as disease or medication use. Unfortunately, this change in body function makes seniors a large portion of the annual deaths attributed to heat waves worldwide. Many seniors forgo air conditioning because of concerns about costs, as well as false ideas that AC can harm them. That’s why it’s so important to explain the benefits of air conditioning to our elderly family members – and explain the risks presented by extreme heat.
When a heat wave occurs, it’s hard for anyone to adapt to the sudden surge 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. According to Senior Health 365, these factors mean that the older population should not simply depend on their perception of temperature. If the thermometer says it’s hot outside, seniors should take measures to stay cool inside.
Family Danz can help your elderly family member get the air conditioning system they need. We can install ductless air conditioning, which provides targeted cooling to a specific area of their home. Often, older people stay in a particular area of the home most of the time. With ductless, there is no need to cool the entire home, and the homeowner can easily control the temperature of the system with an easy-to-use remote control.
A ductless air conditioning system mounts directly on the wall or the ceiling, and blends well with virtually any décor. Unlike a window air conditioning unit which blocks the window view, ductless systems are non-obtrusive and quiet, so what will be noticed more than anything else is the improved comfort level of the room. And because Family Danz Heating & Cooling provides expert installation, we can install the ductless unit in just a few hours, no patching, painting or ductwork required.
Keeping your elderly family member safe when the temperatures are at their highest is important – trust the company that treats you like family to help you. Give Family Danz Heating & Cooling a call at (518) 427-8685. We’ll tell you about the different options for air conditioning solutions, and help you find the solution that best suits the needs of your loved one.