Is Your Air Conditioner Damaging Your Health?

Facing summer without some kind of cooling system can seem unbearable. Even so, cool air is a modern luxury that sometimes seems to freak people out. Forms of heating have been around for a long time before we ever had air conditioning. As recently as the 1960s, only 12% of Americans had some kind of AC in their homes. While heat was a necessity for people living in cold climates, AC is a newcomer on the climate-controlled front.
However, research shows that a little freaking out is warranted. A badly maintained or poorly designed AC system (whether in your home, office, or vehicle) can become contaminated and potentially harmful. Worsening asthma and allergies are two health issues that can stem from contaminated AC units, along with ‘sick building syndrome.’
Sick building syndrome started popping up in the 70s and 80s, where people were complaining of seemingly unrelated symptoms. These symptoms were nasal congestion, breathing problems, headaches, fatigue, and irritated skin. Research links many of these symptoms to AC systems in office buildings, likely due to microorganisms that can have a subtle effect on certain people.
Unlike heating systems, the traditional AC process of cooling hot air creates a lot of moisture and condensation, and the system channels this away. If your AC does a bad job at this it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi!
This is where Briza comes in – each Briza model uses water to cool your room. This means you're keeping moisture levels in your environment without developing mold or fungi. Thanks to Briza’s lack of installation or venting like AC units, you can sleep easy knowing you’re not creating health risks for you or your family.

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