In today’s homes, you’re more likely to find central air conditioning than you are a formal dining room. And for some obvious reasons like regulating indoor temps so that you stay cool all summer long.
Great rooms, for example, have largely replaced dining rooms, and yet there’s nothing great about suffering through the summer season, indoors, with hot and humid air all around you.
And yet the benefits of a central AC system go well beyond indoor comfort. Here are a few notable examples.
YOU’LL SLEEP BETTER
A cooler room enables you to fall asleep faster and sleep longer. Without central air, you’re likely to wake up at odd times in the wee hours of the morning due to a rise in body heat.
An improved and prolonged sleep experience should lower your stress levels, improve your mood, and enhance your immune system.
IMPROVED INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Indoor air quality has become a point of concern for many over recent years, especially since the advent of COVID-19. Poor air quality leads to more viruses and flus plus worsened allergy and asthma symptoms. But, with a well-functioning central AC system, cleaner air will prevail as such pollutants as dust, germs, pesticides, and chemical cleaning by-products are driven through your air ducts and trapped by your AC filter. The trick is to clean or replace your filter roughly every 8 weeks.
Humidity in Central New Jersey can be intense, but it shouldn’t be indoors. Newer AC systems are designed to remove excess humidity for your greater comfort and lower utility bills. As an AC system ages, it’s ability to remove excess humidity is gradually reduced. So, if you’re already at that point and not ready to purchase a replacement system, contact Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning and ask about a whole-house dehumidifier.
What makes reduced humidity so important to how you feel? For starters, high levels of humidity can lead to respiratory issues while causing mold to develop and flourish – that will only exasperate breathing problems while potentially causing structural damage to your home.
Air conditioning systems, on their own, can regulate humidity levels through the system’s evaporator coils. Their job is to condense water vapor from the air, thus keeping humidity at manageable and safe levels.
To reap all the benefits of central air, be sure to have your system professionally tuned up and inspected once a year. And in and around Central New Jersey, no one is better suited to the task than Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We look forward to your call.