Americans spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors. This means that you should be far more worried about the pollutants inside your home than outside of it, as they have a much higher risk of making you sick. As Fort Collins begins to heat up, you are probably starting to think about turning on your air conditioning, but without the proper maintenance and service, you may be blowing pounds of dust and allergens through your vents as soon as the unit starts.
How Your Air Conditioning Could Make You Sick
Mold and Bacteria in the System
Without regular maintenance, there could be a buildup of dust, mold, and bacteria in your vents and in the unit itself. Not only does this prevent your air conditioning system from functioning properly, but it also means that you are circulating contaminated air throughout your home on a daily basis. It is extremely common for people to start feeling sick (particularly with head colds, sore throats, and runny noses) after the AC in their building has been turned on for the first time.
Pulling Pollutants in From the Outside
You air conditioner works by pulling air in from the outside, cooling it, and releasing it into your home. When there are allergens and pollutants in the air outside and your AC filters are old, clogged, missing, torn, or just not working right, you are exposed to all of those allergens all day, every day.
Take the next step in preventing illness this season by contacting Ace Hi for your air conditioning maintenance. We will make sure your system is clean, your filters are functional, and you have a unit that will get you through the Colorado summer.