Make sure your air conditioner filters are stopping allergens
“Air conditioning is an undeniable relief, but not always for our allergies.
“If you don’t have a sufficient air filter, then the pollens are just going right through like through Swiss cheese,” said Dr. John Sweet, an allergist with Hennepin Healthcare.
Sweet said cleaning the filter on AC units, or replacing dirty one with a new, HEPA filter, is the first step in stopping allergens from flowing into our homes.
“I just take [the filters] out and wash them off,” Rueter said, a task he does each spring.”
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A dirty air conditioning filter will not only prevent airflow but also may contaminate the air in your home with allergens and pollutants. Even if you have a brand new filter installed, you may also need an air cleaner installed to truly have fresh air. The point is, while cooling is extremely important in the hot summer months, you shouldn’t have to suffer with sneezing or coughing either.
At Team Mechanical, we offer a variety of cooling services including installation, repair, and maintenance of HVAC units. Call us at 612-729-5646 or visit our cooling systems page for more information.