Your home is your sanctuary from the outside world, including the elements. When the summer heat gets too much, you can head to your cool home. However, if you don't have central air-conditioning, you may find that your home is still too warm for your liking. If you're tired of being hot and sweaty in your own home, check out these three benefits of central air conditioning.
The leading reason people install central AC is for comfort. With central air conditioning, one thermostat gives you control to lower the temperature inside your entire house at once. With alternative units like window systems, you have to cool each zone itself.
Therefore, just because your living room is nice and cool, it doesn't mean your upstairs bedroom is comfortable if you forgot to turn on the window unit. On the other hand, if you like the idea of zoned cooling, you don't have to keep an old window unit because some central systems offer this feature too.
Besides making you uncomfortable, a hot room at night makes it hard to sleep. Your body can adjust its temperature a little with the help of sweat. However, if the external temperature is too high, sweating isn't enough. As a result, you stay too hot, which can lead to difficultly sleeping or not getting a deep enough sleep.
Not getting enough sleep can lead to many health problems, such as memory issues, mood changes, increased risk of certain conditions like diabetes, and weight gain. While some of these will go away on their own if you regain your sleep, some, like diabetes, are lifelong conditions.
2. Improved Air Quality
If you get a central air conditioning system, you can also have an air purifier added to improve indoor air quality. For some people, stuffy indoor air can lead to breathing complications, especially if they already struggle with lung-related issues like COPD. Regardless of your lung health, however, allergens and irritants can boost stress levels.
If you suffer from certain allergies, better air quality can help. For example, if you struggle with seasonal allergies, pollen inside the house gets trapped in the filter, so you are less likely to struggle with sneezing, runny nose, and red/itchy eyes in the safety of your home. Air purifiers can also help remove odors, pet dander, dust, and dust mites.
If you ever plan on selling your home, central air conditioning is a must because it's often considered an expected feature. In other words, when someone looks to buy your home, they will likely assume it has central air conditioning just like they will assume it has heating, plumbing, water, and electricity.
For some homebuyers, this isn't an issue because they plan on remodeling or upgrading the house anyway. However, they may be more inclined to offer you less than your asking price to help cover the cost of the installation.
On the other hand, they may want you to pay for a system to be installed before they agree to buy the house. Regardless, without air conditioning, your home will blend in with all the other houses on the market, making it harder to catch the attention of a buyer.
There are many options for cooling your home, but central air conditioning is still the effective choice because it is fast and can cool the entire house at once if needed. If you are sick of sweltering in your house, or if you want to boost the appeal of your home for a future sale, air conditioning may be the right choice. For more information, or to get a quote on an installation, contact a local HVAC contractor in your area today.Share
17 March 2021
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