A Closer Look At The Often Disregarded Advantages Of A Home Air Conditioner

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When the heat is rising to record-breaking levels, it can be really tough to stay cool. This summer, I found that my air conditioner had trouble keeping up with the temperatures. It wasn't that the AC wasn't working, it was just that I couldn't seem to get my house cooled down as much as I wanted. I worried that I would have to replace the whole AC system. Luckily, I have a good friend who works as an HVAC contractor. He took a look at my system and gave good news -- it didn't need to be replaced. Instead, he shared a lot of tips for helping my air conditioner work more efficiently, as well as some ideas to help supplement the AC and keep the house cooler. I'm using those tips to create this blog to share ways for all of us to keep cool on the hottest days.

A Closer Look At The Often Disregarded Advantages Of A Home Air Conditioner

14 May 2017
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If you are like the majority of homeowners, when the temperatures start rising where you live, the first thing you will do is head for the thermostat to turn your home's air conditioning system on so you can cool down. Even though an air conditioner in the home is often thought of as just as luxury, this modern home feature provides far more advantages than just keeping your home cool. Yet, staying cool is your biggest concern so the other advantages of having a central AC unit get disregarded. Take a look at some of the advantages that come along with having an air-conditioned home beyond the comfort in the summer. 

Having an air-conditioned home likely means your home is more secure. 

If the temperature rises and you have no air conditioner inside of your home, you will probably be raising windows and opening doors just to try to bring in some air flow from the outdoors. While fresh air is always nice, constantly having your windows and doors open and unlocked in this day and age can be a home security threat and an open invitation to criminals–especially in some places. Having an air conditioner in your home means it will be less likely that you will be needing to open windows and doors to try and cool down, which translates to a more secure home. 

Having an air system in your home helps preserve your belongings. 

Think about all of the money you have invested in the things you have in your home, from the furniture to the electronics. Many of these belongings will be able to withstand heat inside the house just fine, but there are also those things that will be vulnerable to damage in excessive temperatures. For example, game systems can have some of the plastic components and glue that hold pieces together inside damaged when temperatures in the house get too warm. 

Having air conditioning inside the house helps to filter out air contaminants. 

The air conditioning system in your home consistently cycles air from inside the house through the return vents and through a filter. Therefore, the air inside the home is continuously cycled through the system and contaminants will get caught in the AC's filtration system. Because of this, your home being air conditioned will also result in the air inside your home being less contaminated with things like dust, pollen, or even pet dander as long as you regularly change your filter. 

Keep your air conditioning system running at its best by working with an air conditioning repair technician for regular maintenance.