From watery eyes to throat tickles, congestion to sinus pressure, it’s no fun to be under allergy’s thumb. But what can you do? Plenty! If you have allergies, a well-running and well-conditioned AC is almost as powerful as your allergy meds.
How Spring AC Maintenance Can Combat Seasonal Allergies
AC Maintenance Reminds You of Filters
We know you change (or clean) your air filters monthly without fail, right? Nothing ever gets in the way of you doing that. Okay, so maybe you’ve forgotten once or twice. The thing is when you change your filters regularly you can drastically improve your indoor air quality. Scheduling your spring AC maintenance will help you remember the importance of this. If not, you can be assured your Rapid Cold service tech will.
Clean Air Ducts
Some people opt to get their air ducts cleaned as part of their spring AC maintenance and it’s a wise decision. Often the winters can cause creatures to make homes of ducts particularly those that flow under the house or in attics. In the case of a winter when you didn’t use your AC often, you may also have mould in the ducts that you are unaware of.
If you turn on your AC without getting them cleaned, you’re inviting mould spores into your family’s lungs.
Getting your ducts cleaned and checking for necessary repairs will ensure the air your family is breathing is less likely to contain contaminants.
Your Rapid Cold AC service technician can help catch inefficiencies in your system before they become problems. Our techs are also trained to look for other potential air quality issues.
Having a pro assess your home environment will assist you in combatting the discomfort of allergies and can help make you aware of potential situations before you’re left without service or a condition that could exacerbate your allergies such as mould.
Swiping the Drainage Hole
Most AC units have a drainage hole near the base of the cabinet. Over the winter gunk can build up there and block drainage. When the spring rain comes and the air starts getting more humid, the unit or condenser pan can become home to standing water. Standing water means only one thing — mould. Whether you have allergies or not, mould is not good for indoor air quality.
Clearing that drainage hole at the beginning of the season with a paperclip or wire can clear the hole and ensure standing water and gunk doesn’t collect there.
Spring is the ideal time to get your AC serviced before the heat kicks in. By doing so, you can ensure that potential air quality issues will be recognised and addressed.