For most people, it’s not enjoyable living in a house that’s stuck in extreme temperatures. It doesn’t make a big difference whether it’s excessively cold or blisteringly hot — both just aren’t very fun to spend prolonged amounts of time in.

But did you know that there are actual health risks that come from living in a home that’s too hot? The consequences of a hot house aren’t just psychological; they affect you physically and in this blog post, we’ll look at some of the reasons why. If any of these apply to you, consider the reasons why your house is hot — if it’s because of a broken AC system, consider calling Benjamin Brothers for air conditioning repair services in your Hillsborough County home.

Lack of Sleep

The physical consequences of a lack of sleep are well-documented. Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on your mental faculties, and in rare, extreme cases can be fatal. While sleep deprivation from a hot home won’t be serious enough to lead to madness or death, it nonetheless will have an effect on your mind, making you more stressed, less alert, and generally less competent than you would be with a full night’s sleep.

The problem with hot homes is that there is only so much you can do to stave it off. In a cold house, you at least have the option of piling on as many layers as you have access to, but in the heat, there are only so many layers you can remove before you’re down to nothing, and it will likely not be enough. The only feasible long-term repair for a hot home is air conditioning repair. Call your local HVAC contractors today if your AC unit needs a fix! Benjamin Brothers is happy to serve anyone in Hillsborough County and the surrounding areas.

Lethargy/Fatigue

While lethargy and fatigue are short-term problems that don’t carry permanent consequences, they nonetheless are unwelcome for anyone who is looking to be productive. Intense, prolonged heat can sap the energy right out of you, leaving you unmotivated, lazy, and tired. If you have a hot home for an entire season, extended periods of lethargy can also lead to a more sedentary lifestyle that has adverse effects on your mental faculties and physical health.

Dehydration

When you’re in the heat, your body tends to use up more energy trying to keep you cool. One of the primary methods for this is sweating; your sweat helps to hydrate your body so you don’t overheat. Unfortunately, if you haven’t been drinking enough water, excessive sweating can quickly lead to dehydration, which has a host of unpleasant side effects. Some are merely annoying, such as bad breath due to bacteria buildup in the mouth. Others are more serious, such as headaches and fever. Your brain is also less acute, as a lack of water leads to less oxygen circulating through your bloodstream.

And, of course, extreme cases of dehydration can lead to dire health crises. Dehydration can turn into heat exhaustion, and heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, which can be fatal and is considered an emergency situation. Wouldn’t it be easier to just avoid all of this by calling your local HVAC contractors for air conditioner repair?

Call Benjamin Brothers for Air Conditioning Repair Service

At Benjamin Brothers, we understand how important your home cooling system is, and we want to help you maintain it so you don’t fall prey to the risks of extreme heat. The hottest months haven’t yet arrived, but they’re soon coming, so get ahead of it by calling us for air conditioning repair service and maintenance! We’re happy to serve anyone and everyone in the Hillsborough County area. Contact us today!