Tips to Prevent A/C Allergies

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With the hot summer weather comes a lot of air conditioned air. However, at Premier Comfort Services in Loganville, we know that air conditioning can aggravate allergies. Here are 5 tips on preventing those allergies.

Change the Filter

Your air filter should be changed out at least once a year. Sometimes, you can schedule your filter change in spring a year in advance. This will ensure that someone comes out, and you won't have to think about it. Additionally, you can add cheesecloth to your air conditioner's vents to help keep pollen out of the home.

74 Degrees

Keep your setting at about 74 degrees. This will help keep your body from getting too cold and prevent you from suffering from sores in the nose. As an added bonus, it will also help keep your energy bill low.

Don't Dry Out

Get a humidifier to compliment your air conditioner. While a lack of moisture in the air seems like a great idea, air conditioners dry out the air too much, and this can lead to a reduced immune system for you as your nose suffers from the dryness. Keeping the humidity at about 40% will help you stay healthy and away from allergies.

Keep It Fresh

No matter how hot it is, your body still needs fresh air. Get outside and get some. If you are in your home, be sure to open the windows and let some of that air in. You will feel better for it, and your home will smell fresher. Even if you live in a city, getting outside is good for you.

Get It Fixed

When your air conditioner isn't working properly you should find an AC repair place to fix it. Air conditioners are machines and they may release chemicals in the air if not maintained correctly. Places that take care of heating and air conditioning in Loganville can help you make sure that your system is running well and keeping your air allergen free.