Your Allergies and Air Conditioning – September 2016

As fall approaches in Tucson, the weather change also brings on those dreaded allergies.  Here are some things you can do to help protect yourself at least while you are inside your home!
Your air conditioner can protect you from the outside elements and is definitely a better solution than the old swamp cooler for your allergies. However you still need to keep the unit properly maintained.
Air Filters – check your air filter at least every 30 days to see if it needs changing.   Most people only check these 2-4 times a year ~ not enough.  If you are not changing your air filter regularly, the filter will become overloaded with airborne particles and dust, making your air conditioning unit work less effectively.  If you used reusable filers, make sure that after you wash them that they are completely dried before re-installing.  Otherwise they become an ideal spot for bacteria to grow.
Air Ducts – Check your air ducts for leaks since condensation happens when the cool air meets the warm air in your ducts when using air conditioning.  These should be cleaned annually to decrease the risk of mold.
Family Air can check your air ducts and air filters during an annual inspection test to keep your allergies in check.   Call us today to learn how we can assist you in improving the air quality in your home.

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