Is Your AC System Making You Sick?

Every AC season, people from all over the country rush to their primary care physician or nearest walk-in medical clinic complaining that their AC system is making them sick.  Even if they’re right, they’re wrong.

Say what? By itself, your AC system literally does nothing more than remove hot air from your home, thus providing the cooling relief we all crave.  But unless it’s well taken care of, your system can and will attract all kinds of pollutants that do make you sick. These include bacteria, dust, dirt, pesticides, mold, mildew, and a host of other common indoor air pollutants.

Your AC system is simply the delivery vehicle, not the bad guy some of us make it out to be.

If routine AC maintenance alone still has you sneezing and coughing up a storm, it might be time to add a whole-house air filtration system into the mix. The right one can remove more than 99% of all airborne pollutants during heating and cooling system operation.

Here’s another suggestion.  If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned within the past four years, it’s time. Your ducts harbor all sorts of air pollutants that blow into your living spaces every time your AC or forced air heating system fan turns on.

How can we help? If it’s been a year or longer since your AC system was last professionally cleaned and inspected, it’s time to contact Optimum Air for service. Not only will you breathe better day and night, but your system will run better, last longer, and consume less energy. We look forward to your call!