With the arrival of the warmer seasons, the demand for air conditioners increases – and so do the doubts. After all, there are a variety of models with different powers and energy costs available on the market, which one to choose? And the mission becomes even more difficult if you or someone in your family suffers from asthma, allergies or another respiratory disease such as rhinitis, for example.
If this is your case and you are looking for a device that maintains good air quality in your home, we are here to give you some tips on the subject.
What Causes Allergies?
First of all, it is necessary to clarify that there are a number of elements capable of contributing to the worsening of breathing in those who have allergies. These are: dust, pollen, mites, pet hair – just to name a few. These particles gradually accumulate in your home.
For this reason, those who suffer from respiratory allergies probably already have the habit of vacuuming the house more often and avoiding potentially allergic elements. But can air conditioning contribute to the quality of air (and life) for those with asthma or other similar conditions? The answer is yes!
In fact, of course, choosing a reliable brand and a suitable model has its impact. But when we talk about respiratory health, what impacts the most is not the air conditioning model chosen, but that it has the filter maintenance up to date.
Air Conditioning for Those With Asthma
The air conditioner works by pulling in the air from outside and cooling it down. When entering the device, the air passes through a filter. This prevents dust and particles from damaging the inside of the device and ensures that the air entering your home is clean. That is, free of potentially allergic elements.
For that, of course, the filter needs to be clean and working well. This depends as much on the day-to-day maintenance you have at home with your device as it does on annual professional maintenance.
How to Keep the Filter Clean?
Weekly, you can clean your device’s filter yourself. Read the manual and also ask the professional who installed it, he would be able to guide you better in this regard. Basically, what you need to do is remove the front panel of the air conditioner, remove the filter and wash it with mild soap and water. Then just let it dry in the shade and put it back in place.
More or less every six months, it is also recommended to change the filter for a new one (which can be purchased in specialized stores). And, of course, don’t forget about annual professional preventive maintenance. In summary, the key to living well with respiratory allergies by using air conditioning frequently is keeping it clean.
Vancouver Air Conditioning Installation and Maintenance
If you are looking for professionals to advise you on the choice of air conditioning, please contact us at Nation. We are specialized in the installation and maintenance of appliances and we can help you in this mission.