During the hot season in Oak Hills, the average daily temperature is 89° F, making running the AC nonnegotiable. Research shows that hot weather increases the risk of stroke and heart attack, which makes a properly functioning AC unit crucial. Fortunately, by keeping a well-maintained AC, you can reduce this risk while also improving your health in several other ways. Prevention of dehydration, humidity management, allergen elimination, improved indoor air quality, better sleep, and stress reduction are examples of benefits of regular AC system servicing.
1. Preventing Dehydration
Dehydration is particularly dangerous in the summer, but with a well-maintained air conditioner, you can avoid the summer heat in a cool, indoor environment. When the temps begin to rise, be sure to come inside periodically to cool your body temperature down.
It’s important to remember that running the AC and lowering your body temperature might make you feel less thirsty and more inclined to forego necessary fluid intake, leading to dehydration. Not to mention, AC units typically remove humidity from the air which can also lead to dehydration. To avoid this, drink every hour or two while the air conditioner is on, preferably water or juice.
2. Managing Humidity
When the relative humidity in your home is too high, the body has to work overtime to regulate its temperature. As a result, you’ll start to sweat and you may have difficulty breathing. Neglected AC systems won’t collect and drain condensation as they should, thus increasing moisture in the air and harming your health.
Proper AC servicing effectively manages humidity through coil cleaning and airflow adjustments. The buildup of dirt and debris within an AC’s air filter can affect its ability to properly control humidity, which is why regular cleanings are considered a necessity.
3. Eliminating Allergy Triggers
Regular maintenance performed on an AC involves cleaning out the unit, blowing out debris, and washing out the inner components. When a technician cleans the cooling system, this prevents dust and dirt, both of which trigger asthma and allergies, from collecting on the evaporator coil and mixing with the air that the AC distributes.
Scheduled service sessions will also ensure the AC filter stays changed as it should. A dirty filter not only skyrockets your cooling costs but also aggravates allergy and asthma symptoms as dust and pollen make their way into your home instead of getting filtered out.
4. Improving Indoor Air Quality
As previously discussed, periodic AC maintenance can help maintain healthy indoor air conditions by lowering the condensation and humidity levels. This also keeps mold and mildew from spreading throughout your home. In addition, duct cleaning is a standard part of many AC maintenance appointments, providing an extra layer of defense against pollen, dust, dirt, and other airborne allergens.
HVAC systems can even improve air quality simply by promoting airflow throughout your home. For ultimate air quality improvement, you can look into having an air purifier installed by a qualified HVAC technician.
5. Facilitating Better Sleep
When not properly maintained, cooling systems can produce strange, loud noises like knocking or banging that make it hard to sleep. With regular maintenance, you can eliminate these noises.
Additionally, a regularly serviced AC helps improve sleep by eliminating hot and cold spots in your bedroom. Heat and cold exposure often have negative effects on a person’s sleep, making you feel more awake while decreasing your REM and slow-wave sleep. Many sleep experts recommend a temperature of 68° F in the bedroom to improve the regulation of your body’s core temperature and achieve better rest.
6. Reducing Stress
Servicing your AC reduces stress by allowing you to tackle small issues before they turn into costly repairs and replacements. If you keep up with your air conditioner’s maintenance and replace its filters, you won’t have to worry about replacing it for another 15 to 20 years.
Regular maintenance also decreases stress on the cooling system, which helps it use less energy when cooling your home. As an added bonus, this is great for reduced energy bills.
Book a Service Session for Your AC Now
Having a well-maintained AC is a necessity in Oak Hills. Contact JC Energy Solutions today to schedule a service session for your AC. In addition to AC maintenance, we specialize in AC repair, heating repair, water heater maintenance, and commercial heating and cooling systems.