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Why Air Conditioning is Good for the Economy

Even if you grew up without air conditioning, the thought of life without it today is unimaginable. It cools us down on those humid days of summer and helps us sleep comfortably when temperatures spike. It’s true – air conditioning can feel like a life saver, but did you know it’s more than just an invention for comfort? AC is also good for the economy! If you’re scratching your head trying to figure out why, here’s what we mean:


The Reason
Think about how you feel when your air conditioner breaks down – tired, weak, and possibly dehydrated. Now imagine working at your job without cool air keeping your body temperature down. Do you think you’d get a lot of work done? According to The Welfare Implications of Invention, written by Walter Oi, a Professor of Economics at University of Rochester, temperature and humidity strongly influence labor productivity.

The Result
Why? Because labor productivity reaches its peak at 65 degrees with humidity between 65 and 75 percent. Conversely, productivity is 15 percent lower at 75 degrees and significantly lower at 86 degrees. With that being said, if AC didn’t exist, then production would decrease. As a result, the economy would ultimately suffer because workers would likely be overheated and overworked for such conditions.

Your air conditioner is good for many things – comfort, health, and even the economy! Make sure to keep it running properly all season long. If you’re in need of a repair or replacement, turn to Schmidt Mechanical – your neighborhood AC guy! For more information, give us a call at (210) 361-7002 or visit our website.

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