Is My Air Conditioner Helping With My Allergy Symptoms?

by | May 14, 2019 | Indoor Air Quality

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Seasonal allergies are a burden for many. Air conditioners, when properly maintained, can noticeably reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers. Air filters catch pollen, dust, and other irritants, producing higher quality air. AC units also act as humidity regulators, easing allergy symptoms. Trouth Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal is proud to help the people of Lake Charles, LA, breathe easier.

How does it help?

As previously mentioned, the air filters contained in HVAC units stop harmful particles in their tracks, and prevent them from circulating throughout your home or office. This greatly improves air quality, and stops allergens from coming into contact with your lungs.

Another way AC units reduce the presence of allergens is by balancing the humidity. When a building becomes humid, this opens the door to bacteria, mildew and mold. Balanced humidity means fewer instances of these allergens forming.

What happens if I forget to maintain my air conditioner?

As beneficial as an AC unit is for allergy sufferers, poor maintenance can lead to your symptoms being exacerbated.

Filters should be changed or cleaned regularly. A clogged filter will end up circulating high amounts of dust and debris throughout the house.

Annual maintenance inspections are a must as well. Leaky refrigerant liquid can create a damp space that becomes a haven for bacteria and mold, which is then circulated throughout the house.

What should I do to protect myself from allergens?

You should:

  • Schedule annual maintenance checkups to make sure your air conditioner is doing its job.
  • Regularly change or clean your air filter.
  • Clean your indoor and outdoor units to reduce the amount of dust that gets drawn in.
  • Check your ducts for any leaking or mold.
  • Only run the AC when all windows are closed.
  • Consider supplementing your AC unit with an air purifier.
  • Consider purchasing a new system if yours is 10 plus years old.


The staff at Trouth Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal hopes you found this information useful! Please call us at 337-527-8683 if you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment.

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Trouth Air Conditioning provides professional air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, sheet metal services and more to businesses and residents in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Bell City, Cameron, DeQuincy, Grand Lake, Hackberry, Iowa, Kinder, Orange, Starks, Vinton, Welsh, and surrounding Louisiana communities. Visit our service area page to learn more about how we can service you. Contact us today at 337-527-8683 or request service online.

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