Reasons for cooling in hospitals

A lot of people complain about the air conditioning levels in hospitals. Their preference is more heating and far less AC. The truth is that the hospital is required by law to achieve  a certain temperature. Also it is safer to run air conditioning in the hospital. Air conditioners prevent germs from starting and growing. Mold, mildew and most bacteria thrives in warm and wet locations. The a/c makes the area cold and dries out the indoor air conditions. This stops the bacteria from get started and possibly infecting patients. Another reason for the excessive AC is that patients who are covered in sweat is not the best thing.  The doctors certainly don’t want to deal with sweat, who smell unpleasant. Sweat on the body, is a problem, especially while in surgery. The air conditioning is to ensure everything is sterile and clean. The a/c is also a benefit for the medical staff. Most medical device produce heat. The staff is covered in head to toe garments. They shouldn’t sweat either because of germs and potentially infecting the customers. So the medical facility needs to run the cooling on high to combat the clothing and equipment the staff uses. The AC really just helps conditions  all around. Also to further maintain healthy indoor air conditions, the hospital adds UV lights into the system. This is another avenue of defense against bacteria in the indoor air conditions. The ultraviolet lamps install directly into the a/c. They prevent mold from growing in the actual AC, on the cooling coil. Also the UV lights purifier the air before the people breathe it in.

a/c unit