One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to installing an air conditioner is will air conditioning help with allergies? The short answer is yes. A well maintained air conditioner will improve the air quality in your home, reducing the amount of allergens in the air and helping to reduce symptoms.
Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, or year-round allergies to pet dander or dust, consider installing an air conditioner. Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning experts, providing affordable air conditioner installations Brisbane wide. Call us today on 0403 254 272 for a free quote.
How Can Air Conditioning Help With Allergies?
Air conditioning can be a lifesaver in the homes of those with allergies or respiratory conditions. This is because an air conditioner will not only help to filter out allergens from the air, it will also help to control humidity levels, both of which can be helpful in alleviating allergies.
Filter Out Allergens
An air conditioner is not only useful for creating a cool and comfortable environment on a sunny day, it can also help to improve indoor air quality to help you breathe easier. This is because as air is circulated through the air conditioner, it is run through a filter that will filter out pollutants such as pollen, pet dander, dust, and other allergens before circulating the air back into your home.
As a result, the allergens in the air will be filtered out before reaching your lungs, helping to alleviate allergy symptoms.
In addition to cooling and filtering the air, air conditioners also help to control the humidity in your home. This is useful in alleviating allergy symptoms as high humidity is ideal for allergens such as bacteria, mold, and mildew to grow.
Controlling humidity in your home with a quality air conditioning system will help to reduce the risk of these allergens and irritants in your home.
How Air Conditioning Can Be Bad For Allergies
Unfortunately, some people have had bad experiences with air conditioning where, in some cases, they may find that their symptoms are exacerbated by the use of an air conditioner. This is primarily caused by the use of a poorly maintained air conditioner.
Air conditioner maintenance is essential in ensuring that your air conditioner runs smoothly and lasts a long time. Regular, professional air conditioning maintenance is even more important in the homes of those with allergies or asthma, as a poorly maintained air conditioner can actually worsen symptoms due to common issues such as a clogged filter, unnoticed leaks, or accumulated dust on the unit itself.
The filter in an air conditioning system is designed to remove pollutants from the air for improved air quality. As a result, the air filter inside your AC unit needs to be regularly cleaned or replaced (depending on whether it has reusable or disposable filters).
Neglecting to change the filter in your air conditioner will result in the air filter becoming clogged with the dust particles and allergens that it has been removing from the air. Once the air filter becomes clogged, allergens that have been trapped in the filter can begin to reenter the air that is circulating through the system, reducing the air quality in your home and exacerbating allergy symptoms.
To prevent this from happening in your home, ensure that your air filters are checked and changed regularly. For more information on how to check the air filter, check out our article “How To Change The Filter On Your Air Conditioner” or talk to your air conditioning technician at your next scheduled service.
Another problem to watch out for if your air conditioner is causing your allergies to worsen is unnoticed leaks. If there is a leak in your air conditioning system that has not been addressed, the resulting dampness creates the ideal environment for mold and other bacteria to grow, which can then be circulated into your home through the air, reducing air quality.
The best way to avoid unnoticed leaks in your air conditioning system is through regular professional maintenance. When your air conditioner is serviced, part of the service includes checking in and around the air conditioning unit for any leaks or issues that could affect the efficiency of the unit. This means that if there is a problem with your system, it will be identified and addressed quickly.
Debris & Dust On Unit
Finally, if there are large amounts of dust and debris surrounding either of the indoor or outdoor units of your air conditioning, this can cause a reduction in air quality. This is because the debris and dust can get pulled into the system and then circulated into your home. To avoid this, be sure to clean both units of your air conditioner regularly.
Affordable Air Conditioning Brisbane
Advanced Climate Solutions are your local air conditioning specialists, providing affordable air conditioning services Brisbane wide. Our team of highly trained AC technicians will ensure that your air conditioner is properly installed and running smoothly for years to come. In fact, we have qualified technicians on call 24/7 for all of your air conditioning needs. Call us today on 0403 254 272 for personalised advice on choosing the right air conditioner for your needs and a free quote.