Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat

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Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat

Why the Air Conditioner May Give You a Sore Throat

AC And Sore Throat

Air Conditioning and sore throatHeating and air conditioning has become so ubiquitous that we oftentimes do not give a second thought to their importance and effect on comfort and lifestyle—until we experience discomfort of any kind.

Dry air, dirty air, allergies and sore throats happen, and when they do, the first suspect is the air conditioning. This is true only sometimes, but when it is, there are a few reasons why.

Improper Installation

A general reason why air conditioning may be to blame for sore throat or any type of discomfort is improper installation. Faulty technical work results not only in poor air conditioning but opportunities for lower sanitation and overall health.

Leaks and punctures within the central air system, duct work and filter allow for dirt, dust and other irritants to contaminate the internal anatomy of the furnace and air conditioner as well as the indoor air supply. The dirt continues to build up over time, hurting the system efficiency and degrading air quality.

Lack of AC Maintenance

The air supply inside of the home is recycled again and again with each air conditioning cycle, traveling through the central air system and throughout the house. Homeowners tend to skip out on AC maintenance and forfeit the benefits that come with regular care, but keeping the house and the central air system clean contributes to healthy air and helps elevate indoor air quality.

For those particularly sensitive to indoor air quality, several air-cleaning systems are available with the help of your HVAC contractor.

Closed Vent Control

Closed vents prohibit the interaction between indoor and outdoor air. This seals the house from the outside and the same air cycles around the home. Air that has been trapped indoors for prolonged periods of time grow stagnant, breed bacteria and collect dust.

Try opening the vents of the central air system to allow the exchange of outdoor air with indoor air. This allows for a new supply of healthier air for central air conditioning.

When the Air Conditioner Isn’t to Blame

If your HVAC contractor cannot find any faults within the central air system, you can adjust some personal habits to help alleviate pain and discomfort.

Consider adding a humidifier to restore moisture in the air supply. When the central air system runs for great lengths of time, water is zapped out of the air. Your HVAC contractor can help you find the right humidifier for your home and lifestyle needs.

Always remember to keep hydrated to help wash out irritants breathed in.

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