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The Benefits of Installing Air Conditioning in Your Home

Updated: May 10

The main benefit that everyone is aware of when it comes to air conditioning is the cooling of your home. In the heat of summer or during a heatwave, it’s really the only thing that matters. However, there are a surprising number of reasons that having home air conditioning installed is a good idea.  

A living room with an air conditioner attached to a brick wall

Ease Stress

Do you tend to get stressed out? Living and working in heat doesn’t help with that and can actually result in higher levels of stress. Most people have difficulty focusing on tasks when they are too hot. This means that a simple air conditioner can improve your mental clarity and focus, as well as reduce stress.

Lower the Inside Humidity

Did you know that air conditioning actually reduces humidity in your home? Drier air is a health benefit, since dust mites, mould, and mildew all thrive in high humidity. If you want to avoid dealing with these, then you will appreciate the effect the AC has on the air. High humidity is also linked with dehydration and heatstroke, so you certainly want to avoid it where possible. 

Improved Air Quality

Thanks to the filters in the air conditioning unit, your air quality will be considerably better. Just be sure to change or clean the filter when needed, so no extra bacteria grow there and to prevent excess dust. It’s actually been noted that using air conditioning with properly cleaned filters can improve asthma symptoms. 

The filters remove everything from dust and pollen to animal hair, so if you deal with allergies, you’ll find AC helpful, too. It’s a good idea to clean out the filters and vents at least once a month to be sure they continue to work well. 

Sleep Better

Your sleep quality will be greatly improved with cooler air in the house. Heat can cause you to toss and turn all night, finding little rest. To ensure you sleep well, a slightly colder room can do wonders. You’ll snuggle up under the bedding and fall asleep rapidly with the coolness. The vast majority of people prefer to sleep in a room that is just a little cooler than is comfortable when you’re up and about. 

If you’re looking for major health benefits, air conditioning could be exactly what you need. While you may plan to install it for the cooling factor, you can see that there are several other reasons to enjoy the colder air. 

Ready to experience the benefits of air conditioning for yourself? Contact Westcott Refrigeration & Air Conditioning today to schedule your consultation. We offer a range of air conditioning services, from installation right through to maintenance and breakdown assistance. Visit our website to find out more about what we can do for you or give us a call to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.

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