Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick?
Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Matt Connolly
After a long, hot day out in the summer sun, nothing feels better than walking into your air conditioned home. But, these systems have to be extremely well-maintained, checked, and cleaned, in order to reap the benefits. There are some signs and symptoms to be aware of which indicate that it’s time you clean your system.
Having difficulties breathing? When air conditioners are not cleaned thoroughly, and filters aren’t changed frequently, bacteria and fungi begin to build up. When bacteria goes airborne, it can lead to a multitude of breathing problems. Make sure you’re hiring a professional HVAC technician to keep your systems cleaned every few months.
Feeling headaches or fatigue? If you’re experiencing an increase in headaches or you’re feeling more tired than usual, the culprit could be your AC unit. Slightly raise your temperatures and step outside for fresh air so your body temperature can drop down to normal.
Is your skin feeling dry? The more time you spend in an air conditioned area, the dryer yyour skin will become (and your hair may suffer as well!). Our remedy? Investing in a great body moisturizer!
**Try opening up your window to naturally cool your home this summer. And, unless there’s an overcast during the day, stick to opening them at night! You’d be surprised that you don’t need your AC during warm nights — the breeze from outside is enough to cool your skin and keep you comfortable.
If you’re located in Harrisonburg or the surrounding area and come across any air conditioner issues this summer, don’t delay — contact Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling to help! Call 877-280-5777 today to make an appointment with one of our trained experts!