Air conditioning has been used widely in the United States for a long time, and everyone knows the two biggest reasons to have it. First and foremost, AC keeps your home cool and comfortable. Living in areas that get pretty humid, we need to avoid the wet heat outside and preserve our bodies in the comfort of an air-conditioned home.
However, were you already aware that having good air conditioning can protect your home’s integrity in several ways too, and protect the health and well-being of you, your friends, and your family?
Beyond the Basics of Air Conditioning
Obviously, air conditioning provides us comfort, and we also know that keeping our AC unit up to date and clean can help save money on energy bills. There’s more to it than just these things, though—air conditioning helps regulate the environment inside your home. Humidity increases as temperatures rise and water outside evaporates into the air. When humidity becomes too high in your home, bacteria, mold, and dust mites are encouraged to thrive. If you have allergies especially, you might notice that you are constantly agitated, even in your home, all summer long.
We want to protect our homes and those in them from the risks that mold and other bacteria might pose against our health and well-being. Having a well-functioning air conditioner allows air circulation and will help push the humid air out of your home. It can be challenging for the moisture in your home to escape or dry out if some rooms have poor ventilation, but a well-maintained air conditioner can help reduce moisture throughout your home.
Such a Thing As Too Dry?
We need to avoid too much moisture to avoid mold, but having air that is too dry in your home can harm parts of your house and have adverse effects on the people inside too. If your home is too dry, paint can start chipping, and hardwood floors can start to crack. You and your family might start to have dry skin and lips or the occasional bloody nose. But you want to ensure your AC is doing a good job as well—so what’s the solution?
We offer installation of whole house humidifiers. These systems are designed to ensure that your home is not becoming too dry and is experiencing proper air circulation through your air conditioning unit. Get in touch with R Poust, Inc., and we will assess your situation and work together to create a solution!