5 Ways Your Air Conditioning System Protects Your Home

Air conditioning units outside of a house

You already know that your air conditioner makes life a bit more comfortable during the hot, humid summers in Port St. Lucie, Florida. You also know that for the better part of the year, your air conditioner is running just to keep the humidity at bay. Without it, the interior temperature of your home soars and you're sweaty, uncomfortable, and utterly miserable. What you may not realize is that when you run your air conditioning system, it also protects your home. In fact, your home benefits in 5 distinct ways from having a well-maintained and efficient A/C system.

 

Reduces Mold and Mildew

In hot, humid climates, like Florida, a home without air conditioning is a big problem. It's susceptible to moisture build-up that that often leads to mold and mildew growth. The health impacts of mold and mildew on you and your family may include sore throats, sinus issues, coughing, and perhaps allergic reactions. In addition, mold and mildew discolor surfaces, leaving nasty stains that are difficult to remove. Your air conditioner removes humidity from the air, which makes it difficult for mold and mildew to build up.

Reduces Heat Damage

As the Florida sun heats up your home, it can cause some rooms to become extremely hot, especially if sunlight is allowed in. As a result, paint or drywall can become brittle and crack. Not only are cracks and peeling paint unpleasant to look at, but they also expose the walls to moisture which can make the problem worse. A good working air conditioner will keep the entire home at a cool temperature and control the humidity to avoid this kind of issue.

Protects Furniture and Woodwork

Fluctuating temperatures and humidity can wreak havoc on wood furniture, trim, cabinetry, and other woodwork. Over time, these changes can cause wood to swell, crack, or even break.  If you have wood floors, you may notice that they start to squeak, or that boards come loose. While an air conditioner does remove excess humidity, it doesn't remove all the moisture, but rather maintains a steady level that protects wood against shrinking and expanding so it lasts longer.

Improves Indoor Air Quality

Fresh air isn't always the best thing, especially for someone who has difficulties breathing. If your air conditioner operates properly, is properly maintained, and the filters are changed regularly, it will help improve your home's indoor air quality. It does so by filtering out allergens, dust, dander, and other particles that cause respiratory issues like allergies and asthma. You'll breathe easier both day and night and suffer fewer symptoms.

Provides Increased Security

Naturally, you want to feel as comfortable, safe, and secure in your home as possible. You may not think of an air conditioner as a security device, but it actually is. When you have your air conditioner on, you close all of the windows and doors, which automatically makes your home more secure. If you also make sure that you lock windows that won't be opened, you can rest well knowing you're safely locked inside. 

AC Repair in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida

There's no doubt that your air conditioner is vital to the comfort of you and your family, especially during the hottest months. It's also beneficial to your home and you certainly don't want to go without it. If your air conditioner isn't performing at its peak, or if it's in need of maintenance, contact us at American Air Cares. We're leading providers of air conditioning maintenanceair conditioning repairs, and new air conditioner installation in St. Lucie and Stuart and you can count on us to keep your air conditioner in top operating condition.