3 Surprising Reasons You Should Install An AC In Your Home

Posted on: 2 December 2014

You may think that installing an AC unit in your home is all about comfort. But an air conditioning system can improve your life in more ways than one. The following are 3 surprising benefits you may receive when you install an AC in your home.

1. An AC Could Be Connected To a Good Night's Sleep

Your body prefers an atmospheric temperature of 60 to 67 degrees when you sleep. Recent studies show that people will sleep deeply, soundly and the right amount of time when you set your temperature correctly before you sleep.

The reason is that melatonin is released by your brain in greater amounts when your body feels cool. Melatonin signals your body to get sleepy. And it also helps keep you asleep. A good night's sleep may offer the following:

  • The health of your skin might improve
  • You may fight off obesity
  • Mental acuity, alertness and memory abilities should also improve

2. An AC Could Increase Your Happiness

If your environment is too hot, this could dehydrate you. And dehydration could lead to moodiness, confusion and general discomfort. On the other hand, if your environment is too cold, this can increase melatonin (as mentioned earlier). Melatonin is a hormone that your body needs to sleep, but too much melatonin can lead to depression.

To avoid the aforementioned effects, you should keep your home at the recommended temperature of 72 degrees during the day, which an AC will provide. You will notice that you are generally in a better mood if your surroundings are around 72 degrees. A study found that the aforementioned temperature helps most people feel comfortable and happy. The reason could be because your body is relaxed because it does not have to work hard to keep you warm or cool you down.

3. Your Concentration May Improve With an AC Install

Setting your AC to 72 degrees can work magic on your concentration as well. Studies show that students were able to concentrate, retain information, and generally perform better if the temperature was set to 72 degrees.

Study time for your children or work time for yourself should improve because your mind is not preoccupied with temperature-related issues. 

As you can see, installing an AC has benefits you may have not thought about. Be sure to talk to your air conditioning contractor at places like Davidson's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to find out the best option for your home and needs.