Air conditioning is considered standard in homes, especially in the Southeast. A home without air conditioning can reach temperatures in the high 90s at the height of summer. Temperatures inside a home can be higher than outside without proper airflow.
Besides discomfort, a lack of air conditioning can cause a slew of other problems that will likely incur higher costs and more damage than the monthly costs of an A/C system. Read on to learn some of the many benefits of installing or updating your air conditioning system.
Lowers Home Humidity
Air conditioning is a great way to lower humidity levels in your home. High humidity can cause several issues if not addressed properly. Water damage and mold can grow in humid areas and lead to costly repairs and dangerous health risks.
Pests love warm, humid environments. Homes without proper air conditioning are susceptible to a higher amount of pests like roaches, silverfish, centipedes, and fleas. Air conditioning can help make your home dryer and cooler to keep these types of pests outside.
Hot and humid air can cause irreversible damage to leather and wood furniture. Warping is caused by humidity and can damage structural stability and the original shape of the piece. Leather can also be damaged by rotting with too much moisture. If the temperature is high enough, furniture glue can melt and cause furniture to break apart. Air conditioning helps to keep temperatures at a consistent, cool level.
Improves Air Quality
Air conditioning systems are great for removing dust and allergens from the air. Filters trap aggravating particles as air circulates. With regularly changed filters, there should be a noticeable difference in air quality. Cleaner air can relieve a number of symptoms for those affected by asthma and allergies.
Better Overall Well-Being
When air conditioning systems are keeping home temperatures at a comfortable level, people may notice an improvement in their overall well-being. Cooler home temperatures are said to help people sleep better, have more focus, and be less stressed. Even more, it gives people a cool place to exercise indoors.
A quality air conditioning unit can help remedy a wide variety of problems caused by hot and humid homes. If you’re looking to schedule a summer check-up with the professionals at Canady’s, get in touch today! We’ll make sure your system is working efficiently and keeping your home comfortable all year long.