Air conditioners make your home comfortable by removing heat from the air. So, it makes sense to assume that A/Cs are only useful in hot weather…
But this isn’t actually the case. As long as the temperature outside is higher than 60 degrees, it’s completely fine to leave the A/C on. And it can even be beneficial to do so.
A/C has a lot to offer in terms of providing comfort to your home. And even if the weather feels great outside, there are still a few reasons why it’s a good idea to keep your A/C running.
It helps keep humidity at bay
The main reason you should keep your air conditioning running, even when the weather feels nice, is to help remove some of the humidity that may be lingering in your home.
Though sometimes these terms are used interchangeably, heat and humidity aren’t the same things. The difference is that humidity is characterized by high levels of water vapor in the air.
High humidity can make your home feel hotter. But it can also cause much worse problems for you such as making you feel lethargic, dehydrated, and tired.
Not to mention, humidity is known to wreak havoc on homes by:
- Creating damp, musty smells
- Causing furniture to rot
- And even causing damage to electrical wires in your home.
It improves the quality of your air
You may not be able to see them, but tiny particles of dust and pollen tend to linger in homes. They can cause breathing problems. And may trigger allergies and asthma attacks in people that deal with them.
Luckily, your A/C’s air filter can help combat this problem. It recycles and circulates the air in your home. And in the process of doing this, the A/C filters out many unwanted particles.
This leaves you with fresher air to breathe. But note that the air filter can only help in this way if you clean or change it regularly.
Your A/C may help you sleep better
Sleeping in cooler temperatures has been scientifically proven to improve the quality of your sleep. And it can also help you fall asleep faster and for longer periods of time.
Remember, cool air is great for sleeping but cold air is less so. The optimal temperature for a good night’s sleep tends to fall in between the range of 60 – 65 degrees.
So, using your A/C to maintain this temperature in your home may help you get a much better night’s rest!