Your Air Conditioner Can Help Fight Pesky Outdoor Allergens
Fall weather arrives with allergens and indoor irritants to affect your health and your air conditioner is a powerful weapon. It extracts excess humidity and traps pollen, pet dander and other contaminants in the air. If you properly maintain your air conditioner, it means living more healthfully in your home.
Otherwise, you and loved ones may struggle with breathing issues and asthma and allergy triggers. Ensure your air conditioning can handle allergens in your home when you contact Estes Services for routine maintenance and HVAC repairs.
How Your Air Conditioner Helps
Contain allergens and improve air quality, such as pet dander and pollen, when you keep your air filter clean throughout the year. This will provide you with clean air and reduce the allergen accumulation inside your AC unit and ductwork.
In addition, excess humidity in your home diminishes your air quality. Moisture allows bacteria, mold and mildew to grow and spread throughout your home. High humidity also creates an environment for dust mites to multiply.
Your air conditioner works hard to balance your home’s humidity, which helps reduce the number of allergens and other contaminants in your home. If your home seems to have more humidity than your air conditioner can handle, consider a dehumidifier.
Improve Your Air Conditioner’s Performance
To enhance your indoor air quality and keep allergens low, it requires your air conditioning to perform as efficiently as possible. When your unit is neglected, you experience more health problems, such as labored breathing and respiratory infections.
As your air filter continues to collect particulates, it will become dirty and clogged. Change it regularly. When the filter fails, allergens and excess moisture release into your home via the air ducts.
Air Conditioner Performance and Allergen Filtration Preventative Steps
- Clean any dust or debris around the air conditioner, including the exterior unit
- Check your air filter at least once a month and change it every 2 to 3 months
- Dust all indoor registers and returns regularly
- Inspect your air conditioner and ductwork for signs of mold, leaks or corrosion
- Invest in a preventative maintenance agreement with Estes Services
- Consider an upgrade to your air conditioner if it’s 10 years old or more
You can take additional steps to fight allergens this fall and invest in indoor air quality products. Whole-home air purifiers and dehumidifiers work with your current AC unit. They help trap and remove particulates before they circulate throughout your home.
Indoor air quality products are designed to help your HVAC unit during the year so you and your loved ones can breathe easily and live healthy lives. Allergies and other respiratory illnesses can impact quality of life, so it’s best to prevent the triggers as much as possible.
Estes Services Cares About Your Health and Safety
Allergens are easily managed in your Georgian home when your air conditioner is properly maintained. Ensure your family remains healthy this fall. Check your air filter often and replace it when necessary. Contact Estes Services to schedule routine maintenance on your air conditioner.