How To Control Your Asthma With Your AC

Reduce Exposure To Asthma Causes

If you have asthma, you are aware of how challenging it may be to avoid allergens like dust, pollen, and pet dander. Even going inside isn’t enough to keep your symptoms in check. Unfortunately, this is because it’s common for indoor air to be just as contaminated as outdoor air. While there is little we can do to control outdoor air, by utilizing your air conditioner, you can reduce the number of asthma triggers you are exposed to inside. (Read our other article on ways to optimize your HVAC system to reduce asthma symptoms here!)

Your air conditioner’s filter can effectively remove a significant quantity of mold, dander, pollen, and other airborne contaminants. In warm weather, air conditioners can also assist in lowering indoor humidity, which makes it easier for mold and mildew to grow within your home. This might be a major issue if you or a member of your family suffers from asthma or another respiratory illness that is brought on by mold spores.

asthma contaminantsReduce the likelihood of contaminants entering the home

A sequence of blowers, compressors, filters, condensers, evaporators, and coolers are used to force air through the air conditioning system. This generates the cooled air that is later blasted into your house at the thermostat temperature that you’ve chosen. To guarantee that the air entering your home is constantly as clean as possible, it’s crucial to maintain the filters on your unit because the air continually flows through the system. If the filter isn’t changed or cleaned on a regular basis, you run the risk of allowing contaminants into your home, lowering the quality of the air within, and aggravating asthmatics who live there.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance

The greatest way to prevent asthma triggers and preserve cleaner indoor air is to keep your air conditioner in good working order.

There are lots of steps you can take to ensure good indoor air quality. Once a month, clean or replace the air conditioner’s filter. Before replacing an old filter, be sure it can be cleaned with mild soap and water and then put back into the system. Some filter models, on the other hand, are disposable and must be replaced. Select a day that will stick in your memory (like the first of the month), or create a recurring reminder on your calendar. To limit indoor pollutants and the amount of impurities that enter your system, dust and vacuum frequently.

Once a year, have a professional service the system. Plan these visits for the spring, before the peak season for professionals, when costs are cheaper and HVAC specialists are more readily available. Additionally, this will ensure that your air conditioner is in excellent condition prior to the arrival of summer’s heat. A technician will evaluate mechanical components, verify coolant cleanliness, check coolant levels, and maybe do a comprehensive system cleaning. An HVAC expert will also inspect the blower for corrosion, remove dirt and debris, clean or replace the filter, and clean the drain line in addition to checking the cooling coils for mold and mildew.

Call Martin Air today

By investing a little time each month in a few straightforward checks and cleaning tasks, you can increase the lifespan of your HVAC system and reduce your asthma symptoms.

And if you’re ready to install a new HVAC system or replace your old one, our knowledgeable and courteous staff brings expertise and efficiency. They’ll take the time to assess your home, understand your heating and cooling needs, give you options, and help you choose the high-quality home comfort system that best suits your needs.

Backed by decades of experience, our courteous and dependable service technicians have served as a trusted choice for home and business owners throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek area.


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