Feeling Yucky? 3 Signs It Might Be Caused By Your Air Conditioner


Now that summer is almost here, it's time to get ready for the air conditioner. If you're like most people, you depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool when the temperatures start to rise. What you might not know is that your air conditioner could make you uncomfortable, or even sick, especially if you don't take the appropriate precautions. Before you head to the doctor, it's a good idea to double check your air conditioner: it could be the cause of your current ailment. Here are some common ailments that can be caused by your air conditioner.

Your Skin is Dry and Itchy

During the summer, it's not uncommon to start experiencing dry, itchy skin. The lack of moisture in the air can wreak havoc on your skin. What you might not realize is that your air conditioner could be part of the problem. Not only that, but it could also cause your hair to dry out and get frizzy. If you're dealing with dry itchy skin and frizzy hair this summer, bring on the added moisture. Install at least one humidifier in your home, and make sure you have it on whenever the air conditioner is going. It's also a good idea to add some moisturizers to your skin, and some conditioner to your hair.

You've Got Never-Ending Cold and Allergy Symptoms

If you start noticing that you suffer from increased cold and allergy symptoms during the summer, it might have something to do with your air conditioner. The dirt and debris that's hiding in the coils could be introducing allergens to your home. Not only that, but if your condensation tube hasn't been cleaned in a while, it could be harboring an abundance of mold. If that's the case, you're going to be experiencing a significant increase in your cold and allergy symptoms this summer. If you've gone to the doctor and they can't find a cause for your symptoms, it's time to have your air conditioner serviced. Don't forget to have your filter changed at the same time.

You Can't Kick the Headaches

If you deal with headaches on a regular basis during the summer, you could have your air conditioner turned down too low. Keeping your home too cold during the summer can make you feel downright awful, especially if you spend a good portion of your day going in and out of the cool air. Going out into the heat and then heading into an overly cold room can bring on increased headaches. Talk to your HVAC technician about installing a programmable thermostat, and consult companies like Master Service Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration for more information. This way, you can keep your home a comfortable temperature all day long.

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Remaining Comfortable In Your Home after Completing a Major Renovation

In a few, short months, my spouse and I will begin the construction process to build a much needed addition onto our small home. The addition will include a den and a master suite. But because our home will be much larger after the building process is complete, we will need to update our HVAC system. After speaking with our knowledgeable HVAC contractor, we’ve decided to purchase a second heating and air conditioning unit for our home. This additional unit will be considerably smaller than our current one. It will only heat and cool the new addition to our house. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best options for heating and cooling a home after building an addition onto it.

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