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How Your AC System Can Make or Break Indoor Allergies This Summer

As you've probably noticed, allergy season doesn't abide by anyone's schedule. Whether it's grass pollen in the spring or tree pollen in the summer, it's difficult to escape your allergies, even in your own home. However, no one wants to be trapped indoors, so the least we could do at Mohr Air Conditioning is help you maintain a safe haven against allergies.

Allergies are really your body’s reaction to biological contaminants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), common sources of allergies in the home include the following:

  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Pet saliva and dander
  • Viruses and bacteria
  • Droppings from insects and rodents

We can’t advise on pest control necessarily, but we do have everything needed to purify your air. If you’re experiencing increased allergy symptoms in the home, here’s what your air conditioner can do to help.


How Your AC Can Hurt Instead of Help

Poor HVAC maintenance will definitely lead to frequent repairs, higher energy bills, and, you guessed it, serious allergy attacks. A crucial part of maintaining your air conditioner is replacing the air filters at least every season. As your system runs throughout the day, the air filter collects rogue allergens like dust and pollen.

When you neglect your filters, your system works harder than it should and can’t reduce airborne contaminants as well.

Additionally, you can’t expect your system to do much to serve your indoor air quality if it isn’t sized properly. A system that’s too small or too big will cycle incorrectly, straining your system and preventing your condenser coil and filter from working efficiently.


Relieving Allergies

When it’s in the best condition, your air conditioning system will not only cool your home but reduce the level of humidity indoors. High humidity, which is around 60% for indoor levels, creates the perfect environment for mold growth.  

Inhaling mold spores is likely to bring on upper respiratory symptoms like coughing and congestion.

At Mohr, we recommend having a technician out to check your air conditioner every year. During a scheduled tune-up, your tech will inspect the condensate drain to make sure it’s clog-free and check the coils for signs of leaks.

Reducing the amount of moisture and allergens is a fundamental part of your air conditioner’s operation. Preventative maintenance will keep it going strong. For added assurance, consider any of our air purifiers, ventilators, or UV lights.

We're committed to supplying your home with clean, fresh air. So give us a call today to learn more about our indoor air quality offerings.