WHEN INDOOR TEMPERATURES INCREASE BY 9 DEGREES THE ODDS OF GETTING A MIGRAINE HEADACHE ARE MUCH GREATER.
Studies have shown that the heat generated from a leaky roof can make the blood vessels in your skull expand and press against surrounding nerve endings and is harmful to your health. That’s because of low air pressure, and excessive sweating is causing your bodies’ core temperature to rise and quickly overheat.
According to a 2013 survey, conducted by the National Headache Foundation, discovered that nearly 75 percent of its participants reported getting a migraine headache after spending just a few hours in a room, in which temperatures exceeded 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
OLDER ADULT’s Are A HEALTH RISK
People with heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory disease, and uncontrolled diabetes need to be extremely careful when temperatures in the upper levels of a home are scorching hot and uncomfortable.
- Adults ages 65 years and older who do not use or have home air conditioning are at increased risk of heat-related illness and death.
- Older adults with multiple chronic health problems, including heart and lung disease, diabetes and obesity are also at increased risk.
- Seniors that carry extra weight often have trouble in hot environments because their bodies have a far more difficult time maintaining a favorable heat balance.
POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY IS LINKED TO CANCER AND RESPIRATORY DISEASE.
Exposure to high levels of the same pollutants can magnify the effects of other indoor air pollutants. Indoor air pollution occurs when certain air pollutants from particles and gases contaminate the air of indoor areas. These pollutants can cause respiratory diseases or even cancer. Removing the air pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air.
HUMIDITY HAMPERS THE BODY’S ABILITY TO COOL DOWN
As the sun beats down on our roof and the temperatures inside the home rises our bodies undergo a series of changes that help keep it cool. A combination of sweat and increased respiration are all measures the body takes to cool itself down and sheds excess heat.
As hot temperatures inside a home rise during the warm summer months, the human body undergoes a series of changes to keep it consistently fresh. Sweating is one of the key cooling mechanisms of the body; it only works to cool us down if the water that is excreted through the skin evaporates.
Limiting Risk By Delivering You Comfort
Research suggests that retrofitting insulation prevented one death for every 1000 homes insulated in the United States during the summer months. The benefits were particularly high for elderly with circulatory problems, and young adults with asthma, in particular, each had much better life expectancy because they were now living in more comfortable homes. Why not contact one of our friendly estimators today and learn how we can help you enjoy a healthy and comfortable home today.