Air Conditioning is a necessity, especially if you live in a warm and heat stricken climate. But is running your Ac the best thing for your health? Take a look at these three tips to make sure your AC is not making you sick.
Keep Your Vents Clean
When your AC unit is not properly serviced and filters are not replaced periodically, mold and mildew can accumulate in the vents, causing you to inhale those harmful bacterias and funguses. Since your AC is running all day, trapped moisture in the vents can build up, causing a build-up of black mold. Over time if not taken care of, inhaling these microorganisms can cause you to have respiratory problems as these toxins are breathed in regularly by you and your family. It’s important to keep your vents cleaned and ensure that your filters are replaced at least every 2-3 months because, if that build-up of mold goes untreated, your unit will recycle that same contaminated air, circulating those mold particles throughout your home or office building. Call the HVAC professionals at Air Boca to come and inspect your vents and unit periodically for signs of mold and mildew.
Get The Right Filter
Not having the right filter can also contribute to the reasons your AC is making you sick. Most filters don’t collect dust particles or trap allergens in the air, causing your unit to circulate those particles. If you have kids with allergies or pets, it’s wise to get custom filters to trap these particles. For the right filter, contact Air Boca; we know which custom filters will work best for your needs and fit your AC unit.
Watch For These Signs
Your AC can be the source of some common maladies that you’d never think of. That stuffy, congested, and headachy feeling on a daily basis is most likely caused by your AC. Being in an air-conditioned space for an extended period like an office building will cause you to begin experiencing these symptoms. Lower temperatures and lack of fresh air are factors that affect these symptoms as well.
Another fact that is often not considered is an intolerance to heat. When you spend extended hours in an air-conditioned room, your body reacts negatively towards the sweltering summer heat, making you feel uncomfortable during hot weather.
Don’t Let Your AC Make You Sick – Call Air Boca!
If you’re experiencing symptoms like sneezing, headaches, and difficulty in breathing, it’s time for you to call on the professionals at Air Boca to inspect your AC unit. Contact us today at (561) 750-1625 or visit our website so you can begin to breathe better and stay cool in the hot weather.