Most people enjoy the warm summer weather as a chance to get outdoors for exercise and to enjoy nature. It’s always nice to come back to a comfortable home and cool down in the evenings, or rest on the days that are extremely hot and simply too uncomfortable to spend outdoors.
For a lot of people, it’s unfortunate that summertime is also equated with pollen and allergies. Sure, there are medications to help with such issues when outdoors but you shouldn’t have to take them in the comfort of your home. A good air conditioning unit usually provides enough filtration to keep your indoor air clean and fresh. However, some people are more sensitive and need a unit specifically designed to maintain indoor air quality. This becomes especially important in larger commercial buildings and churches in order to assure the comfort of your guests or congregation.
Allergens can take a number of forms. Pets tend to shed in the summer and aggravate what may only be a mild allergy during the fall and winter. Dust, mold or smoke aren’t exclusive to summer but can cause allergies to flare up. Pollen is the most notable summertime cause of allergies and discomfort.
The effects of pollen and other allergies can be a source of mild discomfort with sneezing and watery eyes. Unfortunately, it can also cause more intense flu-like symptoms in people who are especially sensitive to unclean air. It can also cause respiratory problems for children and elderly, or for people who have existing health problems. Perhaps the worst effect of unclean air is that over time it can actually cause the same problems that lead to worse problems with continued exposure.
The good news is that there are ways to deal with pollen in the air and keep your home or commercial building clean and free of pollutants.
- Your air conditioning filter is the first step; make sure to replace it according to manufacturer recommendations.
- Additional filters can be installed in your ductwork to provide higher levels of filtration as needed.
- A separate air filtration system can be installed to work in tandem with the existing air conditioner to provide the highest level of indoor air quality available.
As with any other home or building improvement, you should consider need versus price along with professional advice before making a final decision. Contact ABEL Heating and Cooling to schedule a professional consultation and determine a solution according to the needs of your situation.