If you’re someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, just know that there are millions of people around the world suffering with you. Many people don’t realize this, but your air conditioner can help control the air quality and humidity in your home, therefore helping you control your allergies and air quality inside your home. Here are a few ways your AC is helping you out this allergy season.
How They Help
It doesn’t matter what type of allergies you suffer from, your air conditioner can help you breathe easier. Whether it be seasonal depending on what types of allergens are in the air, or year-long because of pollen or pet dander, allergies can strike at the worst of times. This is where your AC comes in. Your AC will filter out any potential irritants in the air, thus improving the air quality within your home. The filter on your AC catches these small particles and are caught before they’re sent through your system and into your home. The air quality in your home can be further improved by humidity control, which can also be done by your air conditioner. High levels of humidity open the door for different types of bacteria and mildew to multiply, so your AC has the very important job of helping control the humidity level and cutting the chances of increased allergens in the air.
Important AC Maintenance
Your AC works hard to filter air and help keep your allergies in line, so it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance. To help your AC work to the best of its abilities, you can take the following steps:
- Have routine HVAC maintenance checks, twice a year
- Change and clean your air filters
- Clean away dust and debris from around your outdoor AC unit
- Dust all indoor registers on a regular basis
- If your AC is over ten years old, consider replacing it with a more energy efficient model
- Keep all exterior doors and windows closed while your AC is running
- Consider adding an air purifier
- Have a professional check your HVAC system and ductwork for any leaks, cracks, or corrosion that could lead to more irritants in the air
If you suffer from allergies and think your AC could be contributing, it’s time for Pioneer Heating & Air to help. Call us today at (865) 922.2817 to set up a service appointment. We also have an air filter subscription service so you don’t have to keep track of when you’ll need your air filter replaced—we’ll do it for you!