If you’re an allergy sufferer, you’ll know there are certain times of year and certain triggers that will make your allergy symptoms flare up. These can be miserable times causing itchy eyes and nose, eyes watering, sneezing, coughing and a range of other not so fun symptoms. A common cause of seasonal allergies is the pollen in the air during the spring and summer months.

If you still suffer allergy symptoms when you’re in your home, this could be from a buildup of dust and allergens that has nowhere else to go. These allergens can be brought from outside on your clothes, on pets, through ventilation systems and open windows. Even regularly hoovering and cleaning will not totally rid your home of all dust and allergens.

Will Air Conditioning Help Allergies?

Having air conditioning installed in your home in Brisbane or any of the surrounding areas will not only help you stay cool on those muggy days, but it will help relieve your allergies. Air conditioning systems remove moisture from the air, which will aid in removing the water-soluble pollutants like pollen and dust from your home.

Just the normal cooling process of an air conditioner, will aid in relieving your allergy symptoms. If you are a severe sufferer, you can even ask Temper Troops about Sensitive Choice approved Daikin systems which include advanced filtration systems. This is the gold standard in producing cool, clean and filtered air and should dramatically decrease your allergy symptoms in your home.

When Can Aircon be Bad for Allergies?

If you have an outdated, poorly maintained air conditioning system, this could in some cases increase your allergy symptoms. When a unit is old or not regularly maintained, the moisture in the room plus dust can build up on the cooling coils and produce mould spores, which in turn can get blown back into your home. Make sure you set out a maintenance plan with your local aircon specialists to prevent this from happening.

Keep Your Aircon System Healthy and Eliminate Your Allergies

Here are some final tips on looking after your conditioning system and other ways to improve your homes air quality.

  • Have your air conditioning system serviced every 6-12 months
  • Clean the filters in your air conditioner every 3-6 months
  • Aim to keep your homes humidity levels between 30-50% to repel mould and bacteria development (running your air conditioner will reduce humidity inside your home)
  • Decorate your home with air purifying indoor plants

Air conditioning can greatly improve the quality of the air in your home if the system is well maintained. Talk to Temper Troops to find out more about air conditioning maintenance for your area.