Obviously, air conditioning provides us comfort, and we also know that keeping our AC unit up to date and clean can help save money on energy bills. There’s more to it than just these things, though—air conditioning helps regulate the environment inside your home. At Rivers Plumbing, Heating, and Air, our team of experts can come to assess the situation in your home and provide assistance to creating a healthy and comfortable home for your family.
Humidity increases as temperatures rise and water outside evaporates into the air. When humidity becomes too high in your home, bacteria, mold, and dust mites are encouraged to thrive. If you have allergies especially, you might notice that you are constantly agitated, even in your home, all summer long.
Air conditioning helps regulate the air through the ventilation in your home. If you have rooms in your house that are not well ventilated, those areas can hold more moisture than others. With a well-regulated air conditioning system, even these spaces will get fresh air as it circulates through your home. If you use a humidifier in your home, be sure that the room you are using it in has good circulation, or you could face the consequences of a humid environment—bacteria and mold. Both of these things in long exposure can have adverse effects on your health.
If you have good air circulation and too many open spaces, you could expose your home to over-dryness. The effects include cracked molding, hardwood floors, doors, and doorframes by pushing the moisture out. People in your home could start to get overly dry skin, regular bloody noses, and chronic headaches from a lack of moisture in the air.
You can prevent these adverse effects by using humidifiers or dehumidifiers to balance humidity in your home. Contact the team at Rivers Plumbing, Heating, & Air., so we can assess the situation in your home and work together in creating a solution!