How Central Air Helps Keep You Healthy

August 8, 2020

There are many benefits to having central air conditioning, the most obvious of which is a cool Puyallup home on the hottest summer days. What some people don’t realize, though, is that keeping your home cool with a central air conditioner has many health benefits that extend far beyond simply “not feeling hot.” This makes keeping your air conditioner properly maintained by Expert Air Control even more worthwhile.

Filters Your Air

Your air conditioner from Expert Air Control does an excellent job of circulating the air in your home. Since there are outlet vents in most of the rooms in your home, the cool air replaces the air that was there already, moving it to other areas in your home. Then, as the air conditioner runs, it pulls in more air through the return vents and starts the process all over again.

As the system is circulating air, it pulls it through an air filter. This air filter removes large amounts of dust, allergens, and other contaminants that can make you sick. Plus, if you put a whole-home air purifier in-line with your air conditioner, you can remove even more contaminants so that you can enjoy top-quality air.

Removes Humidity

One of the ways that your air conditioner from Expert Air Control keeps you comfortable is by removing large amounts of humidity from the air. As the air passes through your air conditioner, it passes over pipes that contain cold refrigerant. This causes any water vapor in the air to condense, leaving only dry and cool air to be circulated around your home.

Beyond feeling cooler, though, removing humidity from your air can have multiple health benefits. One important benefit is that drier air helps to prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your home. These contaminants grow best in moist environments, meaning that having dry air circulating throughout your home can be a great benefit. Mold and mildew can cause respiratory irritation, especially in people that have asthma. Therefore, it’s important to keep these contaminants at bay.

Improves Sleep

A good night’s sleep is crucial to good overall health. On the other hand, a lack of sleep can cause headaches, weight gain, heart attacks, depression, and a whole host of other illnesses. By keeping your home cool and comfortable, you can ensure that your sleep is restful and uninterrupted. This will help your body restore and rejuvenate itself so that you’re ready to face the day the moment you wake up. If you’re someone who tends to sleep hot, you can augment your air conditioner with a ceiling fan to keep the cool air circulating when your air conditioner isn’t running.

Provide a Cool Retreat

If you’re working outside on a hot day, you may find that you quickly become overheated. While water and shade can help to overcome your heat exhaustion, the best remedy is to come indoors to enjoy some air conditioning. Therefore, keeping your home cool while you’re working outside can literally be life-saving, especially on days where the heat and humidity are extreme. Given these benefits of air conditioning on a hot day, it also makes sense to complete as many activities as possible inside your home, as this will help you prevent overheating and dehydration.

Prevent Bugs

While you can’t stop every bug from coming into your home, you can make it much less hospitable for many types of bugs by keeping your air conditioner from Expert Air Control running full-time. Since many bugs prefer a warm and moist environment for their habitat, you can put the “unwelcome” sign up by keeping your home cool and dry. Since some bugs can carry dangerous diseases, it’s important to keep them at bay as much as possible.

We’re Happy to Help

At Expert Air Control, we believe in working with our customers to help protect their health. That’s why, in addition to air conditioner repair and maintenance, we offer services including air purifier installation and duct cleaning. Both of these can help to improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe. Plus, we offer duct sealing, gas piping, electrical services, and repair and maintenance for your furnace. We believe in doing whatever we can do to help keep your home comfortable.

We are a family-owned business that has been serving Puyallup for over 40 years. We maintain a commitment to excellence by only hiring NATE-certified technicians and by constantly training to increase our knowledge of the latest developments in the HVAC industry. This has led to an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and to receiving countless five-star reviews from satisfied customers. If you want your home to be healthy this summer, contact the HVAC professionals at Expert Air Control today.