Air conditioning is part of a building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. In most newer buildings, it is incorporated into this system. Buildings constructed before modern HVAC systems were the norm can be renovated to add central air conditioning systems or they can be retrofitted with other, less extensive types of air conditioning.
Air conditioning has many benefits for the people who live and work inside a building. One of the primary benefits of an air conditioning system is its filter that catches pollen, pet dander, and other allergens in the air. By cleaning and circulating the air, air conditioning helps to keep a building’s occupants healthy. It can also help to preserve the heat-sensitive items kept inside the building, like electronics, wooden furniture, paper objects, and mechanical items. When they are exposed to extreme heat, these items and their components can degrade and become warped, permanently damaging them.
Air conditioning also has psychological benefits for a building’s occupants. In a hot environment, people are quicker to become angry and aggressive with each other. In a workplace, air conditioning can increase worker productivity by reducing conflicts and keeping employees sharp during the workday.
There are a few different types of air conditioning system available. These include:
The cost of installing an air conditioning system can vary widely. The national average cost of installing an air conditioning system in a home is $5,329.
Have your air conditioning system serviced at least once per year. Regular servicing will keep the system running properly and efficiently, which will keep your utility bills low.
At Naughton Mechanical LLC, we do it all when it comes to air conditioning: installing new systems, removing and replacing outdated and inefficient systems, and servicing existing systems to ensure that they continue to run properly for years to come. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation with one of the HVAC professionals on our team. We can answer any questions you have and meet your cooling needs.