More Than Just Cooling, Benefits of your Air Conditioner

June 15, 2015by Sophie The Dog

The average July high temperature in Charlotte, NC is 88°. Before the sweltering days of summer come, homeowners should make sure their AC unit is properly functioning and ready to keep you cool and comfortable.

Besides making your home comfortable, did you know that there are other benefits to your air conditioning system? Here are some valuable benefits you don’t want to miss out on this summer.

An efficient AC system helps keep your home comfortable

Have you found yourself tossing and turning at night trying to get comfortable? It may be your room temperature is too high. Studies show that people usually sleep better if the bedroom temperature is kept at a somewhat lower temperature than the living spaces. Sleep is an essential part of our lives, and not getting enough sleep can cause illness and other issues. Don’t go above 75° or below 62°, but stay between 68° and 74°. Having a consistent cool and comfortable temperature allows the body to reach a state of relaxation that triggers sleep.

Air Conditioning Lowers the Humidity for Better Health.

High indoor humidity can influence your health as well as your furniture, your wood floors, and other household items. If the humidity is too high, it encourages mold growth and even the growth of bacteria and viruses that can create that musty smell and affect your health, particularly for people with allergies. High humidity and the mold and fungus that it creates can damage books, clothes, leather goods, and carpeting. Furniture and woodwork can also swell and stick without a proper HVAC system. A high-efficient, properly functioning AC unit lowers the humidity as well as the temperature in your home. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends maintaining a relative humidity level between 30% and 50% in your home.

A High Efficiency AC System Can Save You Money

An efficient and properly functioning air conditioning unit can also affect your energy bill. If your cooling system is not running as it should, and the humidity level in your home is subsequently too high, this can affect your comfort level and your utility bill. Constantly adjusting the temperature to get more comfortable can cause stress on your AC unit, plus the system may be running longer and harder than it needs to achieve the right temperature, which increases your energy bills.

Stay cooler and healthier while saving money this summer by getting your Charlotte NC HVAC system inspected by Patterson Heating and Air.

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