Spring – is the time of love, joy , youth and most importantly the season of beginning of new things. It is the time when temperatures become moderate, flowers bloom up and with these, the spring season brings in many uninvited guests that might not be very pleasing for your heating and ventilation system like most of the uninvited guests that we get. These guests might come in the form of allergies, breathing issues, watery eyes, constant coughing and many other forms of discomfort .
Well, you all must have felt this thing when you turn on your air conditioner on a hot summer day and you begin to cough and sneeze. You might wonder what you are allergic to and the answer is -NO, you are not allergic to your air conditioner rather the quality of the air that has been circulated in your room through your air conditioning unit.
WHAT IS AIR CONDITIONING SICKNESS?
Air conditioning sickness is the feeling of being suffocated and nauseated when you are stuck inside a vehicle, or room with the air circulated through your air conditioner. It is often felt inside a flight, when it takes off .
WHAT CAUSES AIR CONDITIONING SICKNESS?
Although your air conditioner is not responsible for making you sick, but it can still bring in air contaminants in your home which is the root cause of your problems.
If you ever feel unwell after switching on your air conditioner then several air borne allergens could be blamed for it that have been circulated into your home through your HVAC system. Air conditioning units also spread viruses and bacterias.
Toxins released from these microorganisms that live in your ventilation system can affect people in many ways. Some of the symptoms of air conditioning sickness are:
- Digestion problems
- Watery eyes
- Breathing issues
Older people and those with respiratory problems are more prone to the effects of air borne contaminants.
SOME OTHER SPRING TIME AC PROBLEMS:
- DUST AND DIRT STUCK IN MOTORS: If you do not have your air conditioner’s filter changed at regular intervals and especially before the on-set of spring then be assured that your air conditioner has become a home to many viruses and bacterias and even rodents. The dust contamination affects the motor. This causes the motor to work harder thus decreasing their life. Call out for a professional as soon as you hear any weird screeching or grinding noise or any acrid smell coming from your vents.
- HARD STARTING: Hard starting is a condition that can affect air conditioners and other mechanical devices such as cars, where the motor and the compressor that are responsible for operating the system have trouble in operating properly. If the air conditioner is hard starting, it will surely stutter as it attempts to turn on, and then it will cycle-off, soon after it comes to life. Hard starting is often accompanied by clicking and grinding noises. If the capacitor fails completely, then the compressor motor will not come on. Technicians can swap an old capacitor with a new one but please make sure that you call for our assistance as soon as you find ‘hard starting’ in your air conditioner. ProAir duct cleaners are always at your service.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR AIR CONDITIONER WHILE BEING A PET OWNER?
Pets are wonderful companions ! They are loyal, funny, cute, protective and stress busters. And we at ProAir duct cleaning industries are extremely fond of your furry friend. But as much as it brings us happiness and joy , pet hair can be dangerous for your HVAC system. It is easy for pet owners to live with things like pet hair and their not- so – pleasant hairballs, but not everyone is a pet owner and if you’ve lived with pets long enough, you might not realize how other people are sensitive until they sneeze or cough upon entering your home and won’t stop.
HOW DOES PET HAIR AFFECT YOUR HVAC SYSTEM?
In spite of the fact that your pet has short hair, their dander and fur can grow in your air filters. When your air conditioner or heater circulates air through your home, it sucks up the air inside your home. If your home is filled with pet hair, animal dander or other contaminants, they can end up clogging the air conditioner’s filter. A clogged air filter forces your HVAC system to work harder to provide you with heated or chilled air. When your system is forced to work harder, it uses more electricity and thus increases your bill.
If you are still facing any difficulties with your HVAC system then don’t hesitate to call us. ProAir duct cleaning industries got your back!