Air conditioning does more than cool the air
Your air conditioner is the hardest-working piece of your house. At least it should be.
It should keep the air at just the right temperature, clean, and comfortably dry.
Most people can’t say that about their A/C. Even if their house wouldn’t be hot and humid enough to feel like a sauna, they don’t really feel comfortable.
Whether it’s because of draft, noise, smell, or uneven temperatures, their A/C isn’t working right.
And then there’s the allergies that wake you or your family up at 3am—or the unnecessary asthma attacks that send thousands of children in Georgia to the hospital every year (and those numbers are the worst in the Atlanta area).
If you’d like your air conditioning to work just right, click here to learn about the perfect A/C system.
Uneven temperatures around the house are NOT normal
People often think that it’s normal to have uneven temperatures around the house. And sure, it’s “common,” but that’s only because people don’t expect to have just the right temperature in every room.
All you should need to do is set the thermostat to the level you like. Your A/C should handle the rest and keep the temperature even.
Uneven temperatures are also a warning sign of other issues. If your A/C can’t even handle the temperature, it most likely can’t replace the air around the house either.
And when the air isn’t changing at the right pace (too slowly or too fast), it creates a host of other issues. Two of those issues are the clearest:
1. Dry indoor air
If you notice that the air in your house is dry, it’s too dry. The right humidity is unnoticeable—that’s what makes it so comfortable.
Dry indoor air causes a host of irritating (and sometimes serious) health issues from sore throat to itchy eyes.
2. Humid and damp indoor air
Humidity is less likely to cause health issues directly. But indirectly it’s much worse than dry air.
If your indoor air is too humid or damp, it creates a great environment for mold. And that can lead to very serious health issues like asthma, infections, and breathing difficulties.
Humid air usually also means that the air isn’t fresh. And that leads to headaches, tiredness, and many other similar constant annoyances.
You don’t need to live with allergens in the air
Dust mite, mold, pollen, and animal allergies are all very common (more than 10% of Americans suffer from these allergies).
A good air conditioning system will filter out much—if not all—of the dust, mold, pollen, and animal allergens, so you and your family can breathe easy (although, even the best A/C won’t change the sheets, so you still need to do that).
Keeping allergen levels low also helps you avoid becoming allergic. It might not seem like a big deal until you start waking up in the middle of the night barely able to breathe due to pollen—or even worse, if you or one of your family members become one of the 10 Americans who die of asthma every day.
Unfortunately, allergens are not the only issue. Airborne toxins are often even more dangerous.
A couple of the most serious (and common) airborne toxins
“Radon” is not the only toxin that causes significant health issues. But it is one of the most severe—it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer in USA. And Atlanta’s radon levels are among the highest in the country.
A good air conditioning system will get rid of radon (and other similar toxins) before there’s too much of them for your body to handle.
Lead is another common toxin causing severe health problems in the Atlanta area (and around the country). For example, 5% of children here have elevated lead levels, which leads to brain development issues (lower IQ, attention problems, and antisocial behavior to name a few).
Lead is so dangerous that no air conditioning system should be seen as a “solution” to airborne lead, but it can help get more of the lead out of the house before it’s inhaled by you or your family members.
For more details about the health implications, click here to read about what your air conditioning system really should do.
Air conditioning shouldn’t create draft, noise, or smells
Draft is not always caused directly by your air conditioner. But it’s a side effect of a poorly designed heating and cooling system.
Noise from your A/C often means that something’s broken—or will be soon. Even if your noisy A/C is functional, the noise itself usually causes chronic annoyance.
And if your A/C smells, something’s already wrong. The issue causing the smell can create much more expensive issues later on.
Our air conditioning planning and installing services
We plan and install “perfect” air conditioning systems (nothing is truly perfect, but we aim there anyway).
The systems we plan don’t just let you set the thermostat and enjoy the right temperature in every room, we also make sure it cleans the air and keeps the humidity at the right level.
If you’d like to get an A/C system that does everything it should—while likely saving you hundreds or thousands of dollars in utility bills—we’d love to help.
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We repair and maintain all types of air conditioning systems. We’d love to deliver the best service experience you’ve ever had, regardless of the age, type, and brand of your system.