High humidity can lead to problems for both your property and the health of its inhabitants. When the water vapour content in the air continually exceeds a certain threshold, it encourages the growth of mould and causes rot. In worst case scenarios, this can lead to costly damages to the fabric of your building, as well as damaging your belongings.
In terms of health, damp and mould caused by high humidity can induce asthma attacks, cause allergic reactions, and introduce harmful bacteria into your home. There are also consequences of low humidity levels, such as skin irritation.
An air conditioning system is the most reliable way to control humidity in the home.
3. Boosted Productivity
Historically, this was one of the major benefits of air conditioning in the workplace, but with more and more people working from home, it’s now relevant to domestic users too.
A hot, stuffy environment with poor ventilation does little to encourage productivity. It makes it difficult to concentrate, and saps our energy. A constant supply of fresh air from outdoors, however, brings the oxygen we need to stay alert, so an AC system is a valuable addition to any home office space.
It’s not just of benefit to the adults in the household either. Fresh air and comfortable conditions will help the children focus on their homework, or study effectively for their exams.
4. Less Noise and Fewer Pests
Throwing open our windows in summer can have its advantages, like the sound of birdsong or the smell of freshly cut grass for example. Not so pleasant is traffic noise, and a constant influx of bugs.
It may seem like a minor inconvenience but it can actually prove a major disruption, particularly if you’re working from home. With an AC system installed, it’s one less issue to contend with.
5. Better Quality Sleep