Summer. Everyone looks forward to its arrival after a long, cold winter (and mucky, rainy spring). Warm days and fun outdoor activities make everyone look forward to the season. Until, of course, the weather starts to heat up to an unbearable point and the humidity starts to set in. Then you and your family probably start to look for ways you can beat the heat in your Nassau home.
Air conditioning is one of the best ways you can stay cool during the summer, but you might not know if you want to make the investment. There are several ways a new AC installation can make a big difference when it comes to your family’s quality of life and comfort.
Here are a few of the main reasons it can help:
You and your family will be more comfortable. Nothing is worse than dealing with a hot, sticky home all summer long. Your home should be a retreat from the outdoor heat, but without air conditioning, it can sometimes feel hotter inside than out. When you install AC in your Nassau home, your family will thank you for it once those temperatures hit the sweltering mark.
You’ll reduce your risk of heat-related illness. For infants and toddlers, the elderly and those suffering with certain illnesses, summer heat can be more than just uncomfortable – it can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses are responsible for hundreds of deaths in the U.S. each year. They also agree that air conditioning, along with proper hydration, can protect people.
Allergy and asthma sufferers may see some relief. The Mayo Clinic advocates the use of air conditioning for allergy and asthma sufferers, largely because of its air cleaning capabilities. They state, “air conditioning reduces the amount of airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds that finds its way indoors.” They also point to air conditioning’s ability to help reduce exposure to dust mites, which are a major allergy and asthma trigger for many.
Your home will be less humid. Everyone knows that AC in your home helps you stay cool. Part of the reason it does that is because aside from cooling the air, it also helps to remove excess humidity. And, with reduced humidity comes a reduced change for mold and mildew growth, which can occur if your home is too damp.
You’ll sleep better. The National Sleep Foundation indicates that for most people, the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. As you can imagine, that temperature might be difficult to achieve during the summer in the absence of air conditioning. When you have AC in your Nassau home, you and your family will rest easier – making for much more enjoyable days in the sun!
T.F. O’Brien is a full-service air conditioning contractor, serving people all throughout Nassau. When you decide it’s time for AC installation in your home, you can count on us to provide you with professional, quality air conditioner installation, as well as any other air conditioning service you may need. Just give us a call at 516-488-1800 and we’ll help you get the right AC for your Nassau home.