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How Seniors Benefit

Posted August 31, 2018 By Brian Nagle

A most interesting summer. In the Northeast we had many mild days with a few scorchers with steam room humidity levels. A phenomenon I am starting to see more often is seniors who have lived with window air conditioners for decades, now looking for comfort levels that only central air and ductless can provide. Even today, for many people, central air conditioning in their home is still viewed as a luxury. For the elderly though, air conditioning is important to their health and well-being. As people get older, the body’s ability to regulate temperature often becomes impaired due to the natural aging process, as well as disease or medication use. This change in body function makes seniors at risk for heat waves. The benefits of air conditioning to our elderly can become a life or death issue.in the context of extreme heat. When a heat wave occurs, it’s hard to adjust to the sudden change 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. A great example is a mother and son/daughter in law who have been long time customers of our company. I met the son and daughter in law, (in their early 80’s) back 3 years ago when we added 4 rooms of ductless to their home. I met the mom, now 101, just a few weeks ago. Mom lives in a 90-year-old small home on the eastern end of Long Island. She was having severe difficulty coping with the 95-degree temperatures and 90% humidity. Her window AC was 20 years old and needed replacement and an upgrade. We installed an inverter ductless system providing both heating and cooling, changing her comfort level immediately. 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. 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 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.

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Brian Nagle

Brian Nagle started in the HVAC industry in 1996 on Long Island and has been with True Mechanical since 2011. Additionally, he has over 20 years experience in finance and aviation management.
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