An air conditioner is often thought of as a luxury home appliance, but there are many reasons other than comfort to consider adding one to your home. The impact air conditioning can have on your overall health is often overlooked when deciding whether or not to purchase.
Cool air is essential for the very young and very old to help get through our hot and sticky days. It is easy for people in these age groups to overheat or suffer from more serious heat-related health issues. An air conditioner will keep the temperature in your home safe and comfortable for all ages.
Another point that is typically missed is how an air conditioner can improve indoor air quality. An air conditioner gives the homeowner the option to keep doors and windows closed on hot days. This is especially important for people that suffer from allergies and other respiratory issues. By keeping doors and windows closed you are able to have the cleanest possible air in your home.
An air conditioner can also act as a de-humidifier reducing the growth of molds and mildews in your home. According to the EPA, potential health concerns associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. Their recommendation to control mold is to control moisture in the home. Moisture can easily be controlled with an air conditioner. In short, adding air conditioning to your home will not only give you comfort on demand but also a healthier home to live in.
If you would like to have air conditioning added to your home before the weather gets hot, please call our office at (503) 994-9924. We would be happy to send a comfort consultant to you to discuss all your options.