Benefits of Getting Rid of Air Conditioning
When the forecast calls for a spike in the temperature, many homeowners breathe a sigh of relief because they have air conditioning. However, while air conditioning may be a welcomed relief in hot, humid weather, it’s not necessarily the best thing in the world.
If you’re looking to save money, improve the look of your home and even improve your health, you should seriously consider saying goodbye to air conditioning.
Here’s a look at some of the top reasons you should 86 your air conditioner.
Get Fresh Air
When your AC is running, the windows have to be closed. That means that there is no fresh air circulating through your home. Instead, that stagnate air is just being pushed around, filtered and re-filtered. Without an AC, you can open the windows and let the fresh air move throughout your home.
Lower Utility Bills
You will enjoy a significantly lower utility bill. When you consider the fact that a decent AC window unit uses 1.2 kilowatts, which costs about 14 cents an hour to run, your energy bill can really skyrocket. And that’s only one window unit. The price goes up significantly if you have several window units, or you have central air conditioning. If you get rid of that AC, you’ll save a pretty penny on your energy bill.
Enjoy the Sounds of Nature
There’s something peaceful about hearing the gentle sounds of summer, but when you use an AC, you drown out those sounds. Say goodbye to your AC and you’ll be able to hear – and appreciate – the sounds of crickets, rain, wind, birds, and other lovely sounds of summer.
Remove Stale, Stagnant Air
An air conditioner essentially moves around the air that is already in your home. While that air may be cooler, it is stagnant all the same. By getting rid of your AC, the air in your home will be cleaner, fresher and safer to breathe.
Remove the Risk of Mold and Bacteria Growth
The filters and coils within an AC unit can easily develop mold, bacteria and mildew, thanks, in part, to the moisture that the appliance produces. An air conditioner is riddled with mold and bacteria, it gets pushed back into your home. Remove the unit and you’ll lower your risk of being exposed to mold and bacteria.
Reduce the Risk of Dried Out Mucus Membranes and Sore Throats
The cooled air that an air conditioner puts out is dry. That dry air can dry out your mucus membranes, clog your sinuses and give you a sore throat. If you nix the AC unit, you’ll almost instantaneously notice a marked improvement in how you feel.
Reduce Planet-Unfriendly Coolant Emissions
Many AC units use HFC’s to operate and cool the air. HFC is a refrigerant that is significantly more powerful than carbon dioxide and thus has a very hazardous impact on the environment. When you get rid of your air conditioner, you’ll immediately reduce your carbon footprint.
Just because you get rid of your AC, that doesn’t mean that you need to suffer from the heat. Install a whole house fan and your air will be cooled, properly circulated, and fresh.