Enjoy the Clean Air Benefits of Indoor Air Conditioning
In addition to keeping you comfortable during Northern California’s warm months, reliable air conditioning provides clean air indoors. It’s vital to reduce indoor air pollution if you want to keep yourself healthy. Maintaining good indoor air quality is especially important for asthma and allergy sufferers. Common forms of air pollution include dust particles, pet dander, mold spores and other harmful microscopic particulates. Pollen is one of the most common air contaminants.
Air conditioners and their clean air add-ons are excellent for removing those contaminants from the air. If you have asthma or a pollen allergy you know how important clean air is to your comfort and health. You might also know how efficiently air conditioners can keep your indoor air free of pollen.
Super Bloom Brings High Pollen Levels to Northern California
An extremely wet winter in 2017 resulted in enough rainfall to cause a “super bloom” of wildflowers in California. Initially, the phenomenon was concentrated in Southern California’s Anzo-Borrego Desert State Park but later migrated north all the way to the Sacramento region. While a super bloom is a beautiful sight to behold, it creates exceptionally high pollen levels in urban areas.
Air Conditioner Treatments to Provide Clean Air for Asthma and Allergies
Poor indoor air quality is a significant health risk because the trapped air concentrates contaminates. Air conditioners control several factors that contribute to cleaner air indoors for people with asthma and allergies:
HVAC solutions like energy-efficient ERV (Energy-Recovery Ventilation) and HRV (Heat-Recovery Ventilation) systems exchange outdoor and indoor air more effectively than opening windows. The exchange process dilutes contamination of the air in addition to saving energy.
HVAC UV light treatment is an effective way to sterilize air by killing mildew and mold that builds in ductwork and on the coils and other internal parts of air handling units. Your local HVAC technician can explain all the benefits of this option and whether your home’s system is a good candidate for installation.
Capture and Reduce
This is perhaps the simplest way to reduce indoor air contaminants. If your air conditioner’s properly installed and fitted, it will filter pollutants out before they ever reach your home’s interior. Keeping your home free of pets and smoke, and your windows closed, are other easy ways to reduce indoor air pollution.
High humidity creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew spores, and dust mites, to thrive. People with allergies and asthma need to keep their home air clean. Air conditioners help balance residential humidity, keeping indoor air comfortable and healthy to breathe.
By using an air conditioner to protect your home’s air quality you’ll also enjoy many other benefits, like greater comfort, fewer insects entering through open windows, and better mental focus with cooler temperatures.
Maintain Your Indoor Air Quality With Air Conditioning
Installing a reliable air conditioner is an important step for protecting yourself from pollen and other allergens. Be sure to maintain the unit by having it professionally serviced regularly. Servicing will include thoroughly cleaning the filters of debris and fine-tuning the motor and controls. The better your air conditioner or HVAC system functions, the cleaner it will keep the air you breathe.
For more information about improving your indoor air quality with air conditioning, call McDonald Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.