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Is Your AC Making Your Allergies Worse?

We are well aware that the warm temperatures of summer can bring the rise of runny noses and itchy skin. We’re talking about seasonal allergies, and they are a real doozy to anyone who experiences them. We can’t offer you a solution to all the pollen in the air. As long as you live in an area with trees, plants, flowers, and anything that blooms, you’ll have to deal with it when you are outdoors.

But what about when you are in your house? Is there any way to escape these airborne irritants?

The answer is yes, absolutely!

It’s not as extreme as sealing up your windows and boarding the doors. Airborne dust and pollen are simply more common in the summertime, so while you’ll have to accept feeling a little uncomfortable, there are measures to take that will make getting through allergy season easier. The whole idea is to minimize the effects of your allergies, so you can experience an enjoyable summer with your family.

Dusty Home? Clean Your Air Ducts

If you notice a lot of dust floating around in your home, know that this can be a #1 cause of allergies. If the sun shines in and catches tons of little particles floating in the air, you’ll know the indoor air quality of your home could stand to be improved.

Regardless, if your allergies are flaring up, you won’t have to worry about seeing the dust – your runny nose and irritated skin will be all the indication you need! We recommend a professional air duct cleaning to remedy too much dust or pollen in the air. Your AC may be keeping you cool, but if you have dirty ducts, you’ll be pumping allergens into your home as well. Whatever pollen or dust that has built up inside your vents will be removed, and the air in your home will be much cleaner and easier to breathe.

Change Your AC Filter

Changing your AC’s filter is going to make a big difference. If you haven’t done so in a long time, don’t sweat it. It’s a simple process that you can take care of without even paying for professional help! If you’d like some more information on this, check out our long list of blogs with step-by-step instructions.

It’s a good idea to keep your windows and doors closed if you have pollen allergy problems. Relying on the AC to keep things cool will be a little more expensive, but after you’ve ensured that your air ducts are clean, you’ll be able to breath easier – literally.

To find out more about getting your ducts cleaned or having your air filter replaced and/or upgraded, give Arco Comfort Air a call today! We specialize in keeping our customers comfortable in their own homes, and would love to have the opportunity to keep you happy during the summer season!

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