Health Benefits of Heating and Cooling Your Home

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Sure, your indoor comfort depends a lot on the effectiveness and efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems. Did you know that your overall health and the quality of your life are also affected by the effectiveness and efficiency of your heating and air conditioning systems? Well, there is plenty of evidence to show that is true. 

Heating and cooling your home comes at a cost. However, it’s a cost that gets adequately compensated for by the health benefits you can get from employing a good heating and air system. The following is a discussion of the seven (7) benefits you can derive from heating and cooling your home with a quality air conditioner or HVAC system.

1. Improves Room Air Quality

Sans a heating and air system, there are times of the year when you would want or need to leave windows and doors open. That certainly increases the possibility of outdoor pollutants infiltrating the air inside your home. Using a good HVAC system helps in two ways. 

First, a good HVAC affords you the opportunity to keep your indoor temperatures comfortable year-round without being overly exposed to outdoor pollutants. Second, HVAC systems use filtering systems that help filter out any air impurities that do make it inside your home.

2. Cuts Down Exposure to Pests and Insects

Most insects and pests like being inside the home as much as you do. In fact, there are a lot of insects that prefer conditions that are either cold or warm and in many cases moist. 

If you don’t have an air conditioning unit, you’ll be leaving the windows and doors open on warm days. That’s prime time for insects to seek refuge from hot air. You can stop pests and insects in their tracks by denying them easy access to your home and making sure the indoor conditions don’t comply with their needs. 

3. Reduces Noise Levels in the Home from the Outside

Noise can have a profound effect on the quality of your life. It can interfere with your ability to concentrate on tasks. It can also interfere with you having the peace and tranquility you need for a good night’s sleep. 

How can you eliminate outdoor noises from bothering you in your home? It’s not difficult to figure out that closed doors and windows do cut down on noise levels. With a functioning heating and cooling system keeping your home comfortable, you can keep your windows and doors closed throughout the day and night.

4. Promotes Better Sleeping Habits

A lot of external things can adversely affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep. Among those external things are noise, foul orders, insects, and hot or cold air. 

Studies have shown that everyone seems to have an optimal temperature at which they find it easier to sleep. A reliable heating and air conditioning unit will allow you to search for and enact the temperature that best promotes sleep for you. 

FYI: The inability to sleep because of room temperature issues is the number one reason people will call an air conditioner service company. 

5. Improves Overall Health

For a moment, think about the little things that help you maintain a reasonable quality of life at home. Among those things should be 

  1. Eating well and getting plenty of exercises 
  2. No exposure to air pollutants – good air quality 
  3. A good night’s sleep 
  4. Protection from the elements 
  5. Minimal aggravation from pests and insects

What all of these things have in common is they are all benefits you would derive by using a quality HVAC system to heat/cool your home.

6. Reducing the Effects of Respiratory Conditions

Unfortunately, a large portion of the population suffers from some kind of respiratory condition. According to a 2019 study released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4,200,000 children and 21,000,000 adults were suffering from asthma. Poor air quality is the enemy of people with such conditions. 

Good heating and air system will use a filtering system that removes air pollutants and circulates clean air. This is exactly what a doctor would order for you if you were suffering from a respiratory condition like asthma.

7. Reduces Mold Growth

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Brick wall is covered by mold

  The combination of warm moist air and bacteria is exactly how mold comes into being. In case you are not clear about it, mold spores can reek a lot of damage to the human body. While there is little evidence that mold directly causes health conditions, it does contribute to health issues like nose and throat [upper respiratory] symptoms, coughing, and asthma symptoms. 

You can stop the madness by keeping the air in your home dry with a reliable HVAC system. 

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