Pros And Cons of Air-Conditioning: Do We Fool Ourselves Into Believing That Air-Conditioning Is Beneficial To Us?

Air-Conditioning was seen as a luxury not so many years ago.  However, now it is the norm in most public places, offices, and transportation.  It is part of daily life in some way or another, but that still does not mean that it is beneficial in every way.

Pros of Air-Conditioning:

  1. Lowering Temperatures: Extreme heat does have a rather big negative impact on physical activity and the intellect.  Lower temperatures can rectify this problem.
  2. Improving Comfort Levels: This can be beneficial at home and at work.  Whatever you must be busy with, will be done with a greater sense of comfort, leading to better work results.
  3. Improved Job Performance: Lower heat levels will increase energy levels, which will improve job performance, as well as, increase intellectual activity.
  4. Reduce Insects: Cooler air will reduce the presence of insects and parasites.  A big plus point if you think about a mosquito or fly.
  5. Less Sweating: A cooler temperature will mean less sweating, which means the risk of dehydration is less.

When the Air-Conditioning Installation is done by experts, it is kept well maintained and clean; it will improve air quality and also keep out external allergens that may cause irritations.

Cons of Air-Conditioning:

  1. Dries out skin: Air-Conditioning has a drying effect on mucous membranes and the skin.
  2. Add to Noise: Even when running low, an Air-Conditioner will add to the noise levels.
  3. Worsening Eye Conditions: Eye conditions like blepharitis and conjunctivitis can get worse when staying too long in an Air-Conditioned room.  Contact lens wearers can also experience problems.
  4. Air Circulation: Infectious diseases can be transmitted through the circulated air.
  5. Causing Chronic Irritations: Conditions such as Pharyngitis, chronic rhinitis, hoarseness and throat irritations is associated with air-conditioning.

Remember that sudden changes in humidity and temperatures can affect your whole system and affect the respiratory system.  Room temperature should be kept between 21 – 25 grades Celsius and the humidity levels between 60% and 70% to be beneficial.

A professionally installed Air-Conditioning system should be serviced and maintained regularly to reduce the chances of problems occurring.

How To Set Up Odour Removing In Your Cannabis Grow Tent

Even though growing Cannabis is not illegal everywhere, it is safer, and more considerate to your neighbours, to prevent odours escaping from your grow room.  Legal growers and dispensaries also use preventative measures to eliminate odours from their grow rooms.

Tips on Removing Odours from your Cannabis Grow Tent:

  1. Carbon Filters: Carbon filters is a most important investment towards eliminating odours from your Cannabis grow room.  In case of an urgent need, always keep a spare carbon filter at hand.  These filters work by removing the odours and locking them inside.

Do not keep the filters working till they are finished, it is preferable to switch carbon filters regularly.  Carbon filters are seen as essential equipment for a grow room.

Having a Smell Emergency?  An easy trick is to put an exhaust fan on top of your carbon filter.  Place it in the middle of the room and find how quickly the odours clear up throughout the whole room.

  1. Odour Neutralizers: These products do not eliminate the smells from the grow room; they neutralize smells through binding with the smell.  They often have a strong fragrance that will help to cover up any smell.

Do not use these on your plants or even near your plants.  The smell can stick to the buds and alter their natural form.

  1. Air Purifiers: The idea of clean, pure air to breathe may be a lovely idea, but most purifiers will not get all the smells from a grow room.  You cannot use them on their own.
  2. Low Odour Cannabis Strains: These plants produce a neutral, non-cannabis-like smell, even when they are approaching harvest time.

There are some growers that believe you should use an ozone generator for eliminating odours, but they are just not as effective as a carbon filter.  Ozone generators are in actual fact bad for the environment and are illegal in some countries.

When planning your Cannabis grow, the size of your grow tent, and where you are going to keep it, start planning your odour elimination methods first.  You need to make sure that your carbon filters and air purifiers will be able to deal with the odours produced in your Cannabis Grow room.

How To Choose The Best Air-conditioner For Your House

There are a few things to consider when you are thinking about getting an Air-Conditioner for your house.  Air conditioning works differently than heating does; which can be as easy as plugging in a space-heater at an electrical outlet, will not work with cooling down that same space.

The hot air needs to be pumped out of the space before you can keep it cool, meaning that you need to either go through a window or outside wall.  Air conditioning will need a lot more planning and parts and will be more expensive.

Choices you have:

The following possibilities are only able to cool one or two rooms together.  You will need to prioritise the rooms that you want to cool.

  1. Portable Air-Conditioner Unit: This will be your simplest option with no going through walls, etc.  The device usually sits on the floor near to a window.  It has two hoses, one carrying the hot air out through the window and one bringing in fresh air.  These units have adjustable frames to keep the hoses in place in the window.

You still need a connection to the outside to have these units function best.  All the parts come in one box.

  1. Window Units: Window units come in different sizes but are designed to roughly fit standard sized windows.  There are mini sized units designed to fit casement windows.  It may prove difficult to find a window unit that fits perfectly.  Window units are quite easy to install and they are very portable.

Window units prove to me the most painless and cost-effective solution when you need to cool single rooms.  All parts also fit into one box.

To cool larger areas, more than one or two rooms at once, you will need to look into the feasibility of a “ductless” system.

  1. Wall Units: This is the more complicated option, by far.  This device is much the same as the window units, except for the fact that it does not use pre-existing holes.  You need to cut a hole to fit in the unit.  These units need more planning, take care of existing pipes in the walls, etc. and then ensure that the hole you make will not compromise the stability of your house.

This option, however, has lots more cooling power, therefore, is more efficient, and will also save on your energy bill, because of these features.

Before you make your choice of what type of Air-Conditioner to choose, take into account how many rooms you want to be cooler.  Also make sure what type of installation you may or may not do what you can afford and what will work best for your needs.