When you suffer from nagging allergies, you will investigate any option that you think might bring you some relief from the itchy red eyes, sneezing, and stuffiness that you are enduring. Many allergy sufferers find that their symptoms decrease when they remain indoors rather than outside. And that is thanks to an air conditioning unit and the increased air quality that it provides inside a home or other building.
Your AC unit uses only the air inside your home to cool it. This means that the unit is not taking air from outside, which could be saturated with pollen, dust, and other allergens, and pumping it into your home. So you are enjoying a higher quality air than what you would be breathing outdoors. Added benefits include that because you are using your air conditioner, you are keeping doors and windows closed. This step helps to eliminate any dust of pollutants that would be entering your home via those opening. Not only do you feel better, but there is less dust blowing into your home that you need to clean off furniture, floors, and personal items.
As we mentioned, your AC only uses the air that is in your home to cool it. But what we did not say is that the inside air is also filtered before it is cooled and blown back into your home. So you are taking less polluted air and filtering it to reduce the number of allergens that it contains.
To ensure that your air conditioner is working at maximum efficiency, be sure to change your AC filter before allergy season. Many professionals recommend changing the filter every three months. But if you suffer from allergies, it is best to check the filter each month and replace it as needed. This increased diligence will help keep your indoor air quality as high as possible.
Most consumers think that an air conditioner’s only job is to cool the house. And while that is its primary function, a secondary responsibility is to maintain the humidity level. Without an AC unit, the humidity in your home would fluctuate a great deal. Sometimes it would be too high, and other times it would be too low. Rarely would it be at an optimal level for your comfort. At both the very high and very low humidity levels, allergy sufferers would notice an increase in their symptoms and discomfort.
High humidity is worse for an allergy sufferer because many of the allergens thrive in high humidity. But by reducing indoor humidity, fewer allergens can survive in your home. This includes things like mold and mildew that can grow on common surfaces like showers, tubs, sinks, and even the drywall in your home.
Help Your AC To Help You
To enjoy the maximum benefit from your air conditioning in terms of air quality and reduced allergens, you need to take good care of it. Proper care includes changing the air filter regularly to ensure adequate airflow to the system, regular ductwork inspections and cleanings, and annual service for the unit. Your air conditioner should have a life expectancy of 15 to 20 years with regular care and maintenance.
If you do not recall the last time that you had your entire AC system inspected and serviced, then it is time to call (806) 787-6501` to schedule an appointment. A Action Air & Plumbing factory-trained professional will evaluate your entire air conditioning system and provide you with a no-obligation price quote for any work that is needed. This quote will include regular maintenance and service work and any repairs that will increase the system’s performance and energy efficiency. Addressing any small issue immediately will prevent them from growing into significant problems that will bring with them much larger repair bills.
If your AC system is nearing or is at the end of its lifetime, our pro will provide you with a new unit cost that will meet your needs for years to come. We understand that you might not be ready to replace your air conditioner immediately. But we want to be honest and provide you with information that will help you budget and plan for a time when an AC replacement will fit into your budget. In addition, we want to help you avoid that stressful situation when your AC is beyond repair, and you are forced to suffer in the heat until you can have a new unit installed.
We are here 24/7 to take your calls and help you maintain your AC in top condition to lessen the severity of your allergies.