Top 3 Reasons to Invest in an Air Conditioner

Here in the greater Pittsburgh area, our summers are warm, but they’re not scorching. While average temperatures reach into the 80s in July and August, there are usually fewer than ten 90+-degree days a year. It’s only natural that homeowners would wonder if paying for an air conditioner and eventual AC repairs is really worth it.

At Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc., we believe that yes, it is! If all you’re looking at is the daily high temperature, you’re missing a big part of the story. See below to learn more about the top three reasons why investing in an AC is worth the money.

Health Protection
There’s no question about it: heat can kill. In fact, heat waves are the leading cause of severe-weather-related deaths in the United States – not hurricanes, tornados, or floods. The elderly, young children and infants, athletes, and outdoor workers are most at risk during severe heat waves. Having a working air conditioner can literally be the difference between life and death for some vulnerable populations.
Humidity Control
Summers here in Pittsburgh aren’t just hot; they’re humid, and the humidity is what causes the most problems for homeowners. Extremely humid homes can be breeding grounds for mold and mildew. Plus, high humidity is just uncomfortable! A central air conditioner takes out a lot of the humidity from your home, and you don’t have to do anything extra for this to happen. Humidity control is intrinsic to how the AC works.
Home Value
Because of the importance of safeguarding health and keeping humidity under control – to say nothing of the benefit of simply staying cool on a hot day – more and more home buyers want AC in their new homes. Best of all, they’re willing to pay for it. An efficient central air conditioning unit can help you improve the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of adding an air conditioner to your home, turn to the HVAC contractors at Woodruff and Smith Heating and Cooling, Inc. We are your top source for all things HVAC, from air conditioning installation and repair to new furnaces, furnace repair, and more. Give us a call today to learn more and get started.

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