Air conditioners can be seen as too expensive to be bothered with for many of us, but they do so much more for home comfort than a fan ever could. No matter how nice or expensive a window or tower fan is, it does not have the power to fully cool off your home in the summer. This is because much of the discomfort we deal with during the hottest days of the year is not from heat, but humidity. Damp air can feel thick and heavy. A fan cannot combat this, as all it is doing is moving the air around. Fans also lack the ability to clean the air as they work; you’ll need an air purifier in addition to the fan in order to remove pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores for proper air quality. Your home air conditioning system includes both the ability to deliver colder, drier air, as well as a built-in HEPA filter that works to trap all of these air contaminants and keep them from entering your house and causing you and your family harm. Drier air isn’t just more comfortable, but it’s healthier too. Damp air is what allows mold to grow, giving the spores that are often travelling in the air unseen a surface to latch onto. Air conditioners are not a luxury; they are an investment in your overall health that should never be overlooked. To find the right air conditioner for your home and your unique needs, simply call your local HVAC service provider. They’ll be happy to help you find the perfect model for your home’s square footage, including energy efficient options and tips and tricks to save money this summer season.