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Mar 29 2023

Can AC Maintenance Help Your Allergy Symptoms?

If you suffer from allergies you know how annoying flare-ups can be. Allergy symptoms can include things like a runny nose, facial pain or pressure, coughing, sneezing, itching, swelling and more. You can manage these with certain medications but often those medications have unpleasant side effects like drowsiness. Another way to help relieve allergy issues is by getting rid of the allergen but sometimes it’s difficult to determine what exactly is causing your symptoms. One of the things you may not have considered is the part your air conditioning system plays in your allergy flare-ups. Your indoor air quality can have a very significant effect on your health. If you don’t have a properly running system that is keeping your air clean and at the right humidity levels this can easily exacerbate your allergy symptoms. Here at Van Drunen, we want to make sure you have a quality system that helps keep you healthy. That’s why we provide regular maintenance and things like air purifiers.

How Does Your AC Affect Your Health?

Your air conditioning unit isn’t just a system that helps keep your home cool in warm weather, it also helps with things like air purity and humidity, both of which are important for your health especially if you suffer from allergies. 

  • Air Purity- the quality of your air is controlled in part by the filters in your air conditioning system. These filters help trap pollutants so they don’t get into the air in your home. Optimal airflow in your air conditioning unit also contributes to quality air. If you have poor airflow you can have stagnant indoor air which leads to more pollutants. 
  • Humidity- indoor air humidity can also affect your allergies. If the humidity is too high the air becomes a breeding ground for pollutants like mold, mildew, and other bacteria. You definitely don’t want to be breathing in these things every day. 

How Can AC Maintenance Help?

Air conditioning maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your indoor air quality high. If your AC unit isn’t running properly you will get poor airflow which leads to stagnant air and bacteria. Regular checkups on your system will help keep it running efficiently and the air flowing freely. One of the other main components of your system when it comes to air quality is your filters. The filters trap many pollutants so naturally they get dirtier and dirtier over time. If they aren’t replaced regularly they will end up doing more harm than good. Staying on top of your AC maintenance will ensure you always have a clean filter to keep getting rid of those allergy-inducing pollutants.

Van Drunen Heating and Air

With properly running AC systems, many people see great improvement in their allergy symptoms. If you suffer from allergies call Van Drunen Heating and Air today to see how we can help. We can check to make sure your AC is running properly as well as suggest things like air purifiers and humidifiers to keep your air quality high and limit your allergy symptoms. 

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