Sneezing When The Air Conditioner Runs? It May Be Making You Sick

Remember when catching a cold was no big deal? You put up with a few days of coughing and sneezing, and life went on. 

The past couple of years has made even a common cold a big deal. At the first sign of a sniffle, you pull out sanitizing wipes and health tests. You want to stay safe, and keep everyone healthy in your family. But what is really making you sick? 

Could your air conditioner be making you sick? 

An air conditioning system has one job: to keep your home comfortable no matter what the weather is like outside. Unfortunately, if an air conditioning unit isn’t properly maintained, it can result in poor indoor air quality. 

Sneezing When The Air Conditioner Runs? It May Be Making You Sick

How does this happen?

Air conditioning systems aren’t inherently bad. When properly maintained, they do their jobs well, providing cooled air to keep you comfortable while maintaining a proper humidity level to keep your home safe from things like mold and mildew. 

The problem is the HVAC system is a vast array of ducts, vents, and registers attached to major equipment components in your heating and cooling system. They operate year round, delivering conditioned air at the proper temperature based on your needs and desires. 

If not properly maintained, things like fungus, mold, and bacterial growth can creep into the ductwork’s far-reaching corners, linger and build over time. This creates microparticles of airborne allergens, all of which can impact the health of your family. They move into your respiratory system and are absorbed by the bloodstream, causing things like sneezing, coughing, dry skin, sore throat, and increased respiratory illness. 

The longer it lingers, the more severe symptoms can set in. 

If you can’t seem to break the cycle of flu-like symptoms, it may be your air conditioner’s way of saying it needs a little help. 

Let an experienced technician come in and evaluate your entire HVAC system, making repairs that will help you say goodbye to allergies and fatigue. 

How can we help you make your air conditioner operate more efficiently? 

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