May 21, 2024, 02:59 PM IST

Side effects of using AC

Deepika Shakya

Using air conditioning can have several side effects

Air conditioning removes moisture from the air, which can lead to dry, flaky skin and irritation.

Dry Skin

Prolonged exposure to AC can cause respiratory problems, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath

Respiratory Issues

Dirty AC filters can circulate dust, pollen, and other allergens, triggering allergies and asthma symptoms.

Allergy Flare-ups

The dry air produced by AC can cause discomfort, redness, and itching in the eyes.

Eye Irritation

Spending a lot of time in air-conditioned environments can lead to dehydration


Sudden changes in temperature and prolonged exposure to cool air can cause tension headaches


If you don't clean air conditioners well, they can collect germs like bacteria and fungi. Breathing in this dirty air can make you more likely to get sick with respiratory infections.

Increased Risk of Infections

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