When it comes to our cooling system, on tepid afternoons we cannot get enough of it.  Have you ever thought about how dependent we are on both our heating and cooling system units?  If you live up North, most likely you use your heat more often than someone living in the South, and vice versa.  Did you ever stop to guess about what your air conditioner may be doing to your health? Depending on how long you spend inside an air-conditioned environment, may be contributing to some of the health conditions you are currently facing.  Whether it’s in your car, at the office, or in your home. Let us take a look at a couple of these health conditions and what you may be able to do to help prevent these from happening to you. Asthma, Allergies, and Respiratory Infections are the number 1 issues when it comes to being in the cooling system too long.  If your heating or cooling system component has not been cleaned recently, this could be your culprit. Your inside air conditioner unit, and your outside condenser, needs to be cleaned and tested. Not properly cleaning your Heating, Ventilation & A/C component and switching out your filters could cause a build-up of bacteria, dust, pollen, and other materials in the air filters.  Air passes through these filters and that’s what is being pushed through your home and into your rooms. Having dirty air filters means a opportunity you are breathing in those contaminants which can significantly increase the risk of respiratory infections and asthma attacks. It is entirely important that you are switching out your air filters at least every 30 afternoons. I tend to inspect mine frequently, and if it’s dirty I upgrade it, even if it’s only two weeks later because after that we guess I’m breathing in the cleanest air possible!

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