Have you ever known someone that complained of getting a headache from the air conditioning? Sometimes people that are sensitive to sudden changes in temperature and/or humidity can experience headaches, but other times AC headaches can be the result of poor indoor air quality.
Humidity and Temperature Drops
While air conditioners cool the temperature in your home, they also pull moisture out of the air. This helps keep spaces comfortable but can irritate people that are sensitive to a dry environment.
If you think you’re sensitive to humidity and temperature changes, try the following tips:
- Hydrate! Make sure you’re drinking water throughout the day to counteract the dry air around you.
- Adjust the temperature! Even an increase of one degree can help alleviate symptoms.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
If low humidity and low temperatures are not the cause of your air conditioner headaches, you might be looking at a problem with the quality of your indoor air. Many times, the air quality is worse inside than outside and can create some health complications for people.
Inspect and Replace Filters: HVAC filters can catch allergy causing particles from circulating throughout your home; however, these filters must be checked and replaced to prevent them from being clogged. Set a reminder to check your filters monthly and replace as needed.
Upgrade Filters: There are different types of filters available for different systems and homeowner needs. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are good at trapping the smallest particles but are not compatible with every HVAC system. Always read your user manual to ensure you’re using the best filter for your needs and your equipment.
Install a Purification System: If you need more protection than a filter can provide, you will want to look into an air purification system. A unit like the Lennox PureAir Purification system is used in conjunction with your current heating and cooling system to remove all 3 classes or indoor air contaminants.
To learn more about our air purification systems or other ways to increase your indoor air quality—contact us today!
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