When you live in a climate like the one in Houston you get pretty used to these long hot and humid days. We all know that in the deep summer heat, retreating into the cool comfort of your home and relaxing in front of an air conditioner is your best chance at escaping the heat!
However, something you might not know about your homes air conditioning system is that it is not only protecting you and your family from the heat, it is also protecting your home! That’s right, when your home is exposed to the extreme conditions that come along with a southern summer, it can actually become damaged from the moist conditions.
Humidity has the ability to warp the wood in your home. This means paneling, doorways, flooring, wooden stairs, cabinets, built-ins, bookcases, wooden instruments, and even wooden furniture can become vulnerable to warping when not kept in a cool and dry space. This can be devastating to a homeowner because the only way to fix a home with warped wood is to completely remove the damaged wood and replace it. In a home with its original wood fixtures this can completely destroy its vintage charm and old school appeal. Additionally, this kind of damage will add up to be a budget breaking expense quickly!
Another problem with homes that do not have properly functioning air conditioning is that they are much more likely to become infested with mold and mildew. Not only will mold and mildew eat away at your home, it is also problematic for your health. Living with mold and mildew can lead to you suffering from respiratory issues, becoming very ill, or developing lifelong conditions that negatively impact your health. Having mold removed from a home can also become extremely expensive and the process for removal is typically long and tedious.
Both moisture damaged wood and mold infestations can come with a very strong and unpleasant scent that will fill your home. These problems both come with expensive solutions and may even result in permanent or long term damages. Do not gamble with the safety of your family’s health or the condition of your home.
At the first sign of an air conditioning issues or malfunction, contact the Houston air conditioning experts at Autumn Air. Since 1983, we have been proudly providing air conditioning services to the communities within the Greater Houston area. Our staff is comprised of highly trained, certified and background checked HVAC technicians. At Autumn Air we service all makes and models of home cooling and heating systems, with our specialty being in air conditioning and heating tune ups, repairs, replacements, and installations. When you choose to work with us you are choosing quality cooling and heating comfort in your home from technicians who work with integrity. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service because we want to continue building and strengthening our bonds throughout the communities we service!
Autumn Air proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Atascocita, Briarpark, Champion Forest, Conroe, Klein, Magnolia, Midtown, Oak Ridge North, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Tomball, Willowbrook, Houston, Spring Branch and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business.
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