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An Important Reason for AC Maintenance: Allergies and Asthma

An Important Reason for AC Maintenance: Allergies and Asthma

March 20th, 2023


It’s spring again (or at least it’s one day away as we’re writing this), and that means you can start making your plans for the warmer weather. You can even start making some of those big summer plans, because you know how fast time sometimes flies.

Just don’t let it fly by too fast that you forget to schedule AC maintenance in Roswell, GA. This is a vital service to have done each year for your air conditioning system, and it provides numerous benefits: higher system energy efficiency, fewer repair issues, a longer AC lifespan, a valid warranty, and fewer allergy and asthma troubles.

Wait a minute … allergy and asthma troubles? Is that an actual benefit of having your AC maintained?

Yes, it is! It’s one of the benefits that doesn’t receive much press, but we want to bring it to your attention because, well, it’s spring. Along with warmer weather, spring also brings allergy season. Getting your AC maintained as soon as you can will make the allergy season easier to deal with.

Why Spring Is Allergy Season

When the weather starts to get warmer for the first time in many months, the pollen count in the air starts to spike. Trees, grasses, and weeds begin to produce pollen as part of their reproductive process, essentially “waking up.” The wind carries the pollen around triggering allergic and asthmatic reactions in people.

This pollen count doesn’t stay outdoors. It comes into homes through windows and doors and on people’s clothing. Any home will soon have several tree and grass allergens circulating through the house. Mold spores are another source of allergies, and these will often grow right inside the home, such as in the ductwork. 

AC Maintenance vs. Allergy Season

How does having your air conditioning system maintained help against spring allergies? Several ways:

  • Clean air filters: This is a maintenance step you can do on your own, and you’ll need to do it several times during spring and summer. A clogged air filter can cause mechanical problems for an AC, but it also is a reservoir for the worst allergens, such as dust mites, pollen, and dander. A damp filter can also become a breeding ground for mold. 
  • Cleaner system: During professional maintenance, technicians clean the AC to remove much of the dust and dirt that can adversely affect its operation. Removing these particles also helps the air conditioner to blow around cleaner and healthier air. You don’t want a dusty AC blowing air around your house. 
  • Better humidity control: Although an air conditioning system isn’t specifically designed as a dehumidifier (unless it has dehumidification controls built into it), it still lowers moisture levels as it works. This is an important defense against the growth of mold. Maintenance ensures an AC will continue to work the way it should and not allow a rise in humidity levels indoors.

Are you ready to have an AC in peak condition and a home with fewer springtime allergies and asthma triggers? Then reach out to Dayco and schedule your spring air conditioning maintenance today.

Dayco Systems has been Metro Atlanta’s choice for more than three generations. Contact us for all your HVAC needs.