Summer months in Austin may be frightfully hot and humid, but you don’t have to swelter. Spark up your air conditioning system and relax with your family. The cool air inside your house allows you to sleep better, and a quality AC unit conditions the air as well, blocking out allergens and pollutants that are, unfortunately, a reality of life in any metro area.

Routine exposure to smog can damage your heart and lungs, as well as irritate your throat, nasal passages, and eyes. If you or someone in your family has asthma or other chronic health problems, you’ll have to be extra vigilant. Spending too much time in the heat and humidity can put you, your family, and your pets at risk of heat stress; especially if you have infants, babies, or elderly people in your household. This makes your AC one of the most important health factors for you and your loved ones.

Even when smog and heat aren’t at issue, security can be. Austin temperatures sometimes hover at ranges that make it possible to simply open a window to catch a breeze and cool off; however, living in a major metro area makes it potentially unsafe to do so. Keeping a window open during the day or at night can put you and your family at risk of a break-in, which can rob you of your sense of security as well as your valuables. Rather than cool off your home with open windows, it is safer to turn your AC on.

Using your HVAC instead of opening a window can also provide benefits to those with allergies. When flowers and trees are in bloom in Austin, the pollen count goes up and so does the quantity of sneezes you might suffer because of it. A good air conditioning unit filters out pollen and other allergens, creating an oasis in your home.

For all these reasons, maintaining your AC equipment regularly is critical. It’s important to choose a high quality technician from a well-respected company to service your air conditioning system every year. Not only will these professionals perform the right maintenance on your HVAC unit to ensure the health and well-being of your family, they can help extend the life of your equipment and make it run more efficiently. This will save you money both now and in the long run. And when the time comes to upgrade your air conditioning to the latest, most energy efficient model on the market, finding the right company to provide qualified advice on the best equipment for your Austin home is crucial.

 

Austin ACIndoor Weather Professionals is a NATE (North American Technician Excellence) company in the Austin area with an Environmental Protection Agency certification. Please call (512) 528-8288 to schedule AC maintenance or repairs.