While our normal spring and summer plans include rooftop parties, trips to the movies and countless pool days, this year we're largely cooped up inside because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But is it healthy to spend so much time in our own air conditioned house our apartment?
We reached out to Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Network, for her take on whether blasting our AC all day could be detrimental to our health. She told us, "It is safe to blast air conditioning as long as you clean the vents and filters frequently as they can collect dust mites, mold and other irritants."
And to put your mind even further at ease, Dr. Parikh notes that while there were rumblings that germs could be spread via AC, there's no data to show that that's the case with viruses like COVID-19. (Phew.)