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Your Air Conditioner Could be Giving You Allergies – Here’s How to Fix It

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You know all the usual allergy culprits – pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold – but there might be another lurking culprit right inside your Spokane home: your air conditioning system.

 Here’s how your air conditioner can impact your allergies and what you can do to improve indoor air quality in your Spokane home.

How Your Air Conditioner Can Affect Allergies

Trapped Pollutants: As your air conditioner circulates air, it can trap pollen and other allergens in the filter. If not changed regularly, these allergens can get redistributed throughout your home.

Dust and Dander: The air conditioner can also pull in dust and pet dander that settle in your vents and ducts. These allergens can then mix with the cool air and irritate your sinuses.

Humidity: Improperly maintained air conditioners can also lead to high humidity levels. While some moisture in the air is good, too much can encourage mold growth, which can further trigger allergies.

Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

  • Increased allergy symptoms (sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes)
  • Headaches and fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Musty odors
  • Dust buildup

Improving Indoor Air Quality

Regular Air Filter Changes: Replace your air filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, typically every 1-3 months.

Professional Air Duct Cleaning: Consider scheduling professional air duct cleaning every year, especially if you notice allergy symptoms worsening.

HVAC Maintenance: Regular maintenance by a qualified technician can ensure your air conditioner is running efficiently and identify any potential mold growth.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Spokane Homes

  • Steam clean carpets
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum and mop floors
  • Wipe down ceiling fans
  • Replace air filters
  • Schedule professional air duct cleaning (optional)
  • Schedule HVAC maintenance

By following these tips, you can breathe easier this spring and keep your Spokane home free of allergens. 

Need professional help? The qualified HVAC technicians at Mainstream in the Spokane area offer seasonal maintenance, system replacements, and emergency repairs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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