Could Your Air Conditioner Be Making Your Allergies Worse?

Could Your Air Conditioner Be Making Your Allergies Worse?

If you suffer from allergies you know how miserable this time of year can be. With all the watering eyes, sneezing, and wheezing, it can make you want to hole up inside your home, but could your air conditioner add to your suffering? Your air conditioner can be a lifesaver this time of year, especially in Florida, but it might be increasing the symptoms you feel from your allergies. Here are some tips to help alleviate the triggers for your allergies. 


Some year-round allergy triggers include:

  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroach droppings
  • Mold


Have Your AC Serviced by a professional 

Change your filter often but also make sure you are having your AC unit serviced at least once per year by a trained professional who can detect possible issues with your unit and poor air quality. 


Use Quality Air Filters

If you suffer from allergies try to invest in the best quality air filters and change them often. 


HEPA filters, or High-Efficiency Particulate Air filters, are the only filters on the market that are manufactured fine enough to trap allergens inside your home. These filters can trap allergies and pet dander more than some of the other filters on the market and is worth the investment. Other air quality upgrade measures include:

  • Extended media filters
  • Electrostatic filters
  • Ultraviolet filters

Open Your Windows

Try doing this only if the pollen count is fairly low. This can help circulate your home’s air and allow fresh air to enter your home. Proper ventilation can eliminate allergens.


Consider an Air Cleaner

There are so many reasons an air cleaner can help clean the air in your home! Do you suffer from allergies? Want to protect against airborne bacteria? Want to remove allergens like dust and pet dander from your home? Air Cleaners can help with all of these. Air Rescue offers all types and brands of air cleaners for your home or business. We want to make sure that you get all the specifications in your air cleaner that will make them the most successful in your home. Some of the most common brands of air cleaners are Aprilaire and Honeywell. 


UV Lights

UV Lights can help remove unwanted pollutants, bacteria, and germs in your Tampa Bay area home. UV lights are also very successful in eliminating mold spores in your HVAC systems. These germicidal lights work to get rid of mold growth on the cooling coils of the air conditioner and also help kill airborne bacteria that recirculates through the ductwork in your home.


If you suffer from allergies and want recommendations on the best way to eliminate them, the professionals at Air Rescue can help! Air Rescue is the best choice for heating, ventilation, A/C repair, or installation needs for residential and commercial customers in the greater Tampa Bay area.  Our service and pricing guarantee ensures that we arrive on time, offer you the most competitive pricing, and with 100% satisfaction.  The service team at Air Rescue Air consists of 75 expertly trained and licensed technicians that complete your service quickly and efficiently the first time.  Our highly qualified staff are also background checked and drug-screened for your peace of mind. Visit us online or call us today at 813-358-3431.

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