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Health Hacks: How The Air Conditioner Can Help Your Asthma

Woman with Asthma

Asthma can be a dangerous and frustrating illness. However, there are several ways to treat asthma within the comfort of your own home. Having a great and effective air conditioner is one of the ways you can help relieve asthma symptoms at home.

Below are just some of the many ways your air conditioner can be beneficial to your health.

How AC Can Help Your Health

Having an air conditioning unit installed in your home is absolutely essential if you have asthma (and if you live in Florida). Air conditioners help sufferers of asthma by acting as a filtration device to keep pollen, dust and pet dander out of your home. All of these allergens are otherwise unavoidable. For many, these pollutants can mean the difference between breathing normally and struggling.

Air conditioning units filter your home’s indoor air by cycling the air through an outside filter before sending it back inside. This filter collects all of the airborne particles and works to keep the air fresh. Regular upkeep and routine preventative maintenance of your unit is necessary for it to function and do its job properly.

Why AC Maintenance Is So Important

Your AC unit’s air filters collect particles and airborne pollutants from the air inside of your home. Over time, it will need to be replaced. One of the first signs that the filter needs to be changed is when the unit is running and your indoor air quality (IAQ) hasn’t improved. This means that the filter is dirty and in need of replacement.

What If the Filter Is Clean?

If the filter is clean but your air quality is still poor, then something else is amiss. It may be mold growing on the coils of the unit, or the coolant has gone bad. Other possibilities include dirty vents throughout your home that have collected dust and mold over time. An HVAC technician can diagnose whatever the issue is and vacuum the particulates to improve your air’s quality and your family’s health.

Problems With Your AC? Call Freezing Mechanical!

Freezing Mechanical has been helping South Florida residents in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties for the past 25 years; always delivering unmatched service with a smile. If you need an AC unit installed or need to fix your current one, contact Freezing Mechanical today to set up your appointment!