Have you been trying to make it through this summer without any air conditioning in your home? Did you know that the air conditioning in your home does more than provide a comfortable environment for you to escape from the heat? Here, you'll find a short list of the good things that air conditioning does for your home.
1. Reduces Interior Humidity Levels
Did you know that high humidity levels in the home can damage not only the home itself but also the things that you keep in your home? High moisture levels can lead to mold and mildew problems. As the moisture levels rise, the moisture begins to settle on things in the home – the walls, the ceiling, the carpeting, the furniture, and even your clothes. As the summer goes on, the moisture levels continue to build in these materials and eventually, mold will begin to grow, and you're going to have a whole lot of cleaning to do to undo the damage that's been done.
When you run an air conditioning unit to cool the home, you reduce the relative humidity greatly – you won't have all of that moisture trapped inside your home, filling everything with dampness.
2. Improves Breathing Conditions
Do you or someone in the home suffer from allergies, asthma, COPD, or another breathing disorder? Well, the high humidity and heat in the home aren't going to make breathing any easier. The truth is, the high temperatures are only going to exasperate the condition and make things worse.
If you can't afford a whole-home air conditioning system at this time, consider installing a smaller portable unit in the areas where this person spends most of his or her time – having at least one place in the home to go to for relief will go a long way in improving their comfort.
3. Less Cleaning
When you have your air conditioning running, you don't have to open up the windows and doors to let a breeze fill your home with cool air. Yes, this can feel nice and it's good to air out the house every now and then, but each time you leave those windows and doors open, you're welcoming dust and pollen into your home – the dust and pollen settles on the surfaces and you'll spend more time dusting and cleaning than you would otherwise.
Talk with your local AC installation services professional. He or she will help you come up with a plan to keep your home cool this year.