AC and Allergens: How Air Conditioning Fights Cedar Fever and More

One of the common misconceptions is that your HVAC is only responsible for the heating and cooling of your home.

But as its name implies, your air conditioner is conditioning the air, making it more suitable for everyday living. As such, one of the biggest jobs it performs is freeing the air of allergens like pollen, and keeping your indoor air quality as clean as can be. When cedar fever season is in full swing, a well-maintained AC unit can also be a huge help in preventing it and ensuring you don't get sick.

Filtered Out

Just as a well-tuned air conditioner can reduce allergens in the air, a poorly maintained one can end up circulating them right back into your home. For this reason, it’s important to pay close attention to air filters. It’s also important to know that not all filters are created equal! You have several options available to you if you want to take a step up from basic filtration and start getting serious against pollen and germs.

  • Electronic/Electrostatic Filters: By introducing a high-voltage current to air, certain particles stick to an oppositely-charged collector and are removed from circulation.
  • Extended Media Filters: Basically a heavy-duty filter that is many, many layers thicker than a conventional air filter.
  • Ultraviolet Filters: UV light emitted by these filters can kill germs before they ever leave your ductwork.
  • HEPA Filters: High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration reduces small particles in air by significant degrees. The most effective ones available capture 99.97% of 0.3-micron particles, and they can be installed without upgrading your HVAC system.

Keep Checking In

Apart from filtration, routine maintenance of your HVAC system is a key part of making sure your home is free of allergens like cedar pollen. Licensed AC technicians can check elements of your system such as your thermostat, condenser, wiring connections, and many more for faults. During peak pollen seasons, it’s a good idea to make sure that things are in working order. After all, a good air filter can only do its job if air is actually circulating through your house.

Your Health is Important to Us

Cedar fever can be debilitating, often displaying flu-like symptoms that can last for weeks. To help protect yourself and your family from this seasonal misery, we recommend scheduling your Austin HVAC repair with Stan's. By making sure your air conditioner is properly cleaned and maintained, you can ensure that it isn't circulating pollen, mold, or bacteria around your home and increasing your chances of getting sick.

At Stan's, we understand the importance of keeping your home safe from allergens and other microbial agents. That's why we offer comprehensive air conditioning repair services in Austin and the surrounding areas, to ensure your AC unit is running at peak efficiency. With our help, you can protect yourself and your family from the effects of Cedar fever and other illnesses.

Don't wait! Schedule your Austin HVAC repair with Stan's today and let us help you keep your home and family safe and healthy!

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