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Is My Air Conditioner Making Me Sick?

Get Quick Air
16 Nov 2020
2 Min Read

Did you know that your air conditioner could be causing you health issues? In this blog, we want to walk you through some of the health issues caused by an air conditioner. Now, we are not saying that these problems are 100% guaranteed to be caused by your air conditioner, but if you can’t find any other reason for your symptoms, then the air conditioner may be the culprit.

When was your last air conditioner service?

Ideally, you would have an air conditioner service carried out at least once per year. If you don’t, not only is there a greater chance that your air conditioner is going to be making you sick, but there is a significant possibility that your air conditioner could break down. Neither of these will be good.

1. Breathing issues

If you are suffering from breathing issues, then there is a good chance that your air conditioner is causing the problem. Poorly cleaned air conditioners will be spraying dust, fungi, and mold around your home. All of these will cause issues for your throat and your lungs. In some cases, the breathing issues could be deadly.

2. Headaches and Dizziness

This isn’t really an issue that you can ‘solve’. It isn’t a problem with the air conditioner at all. However, the air conditioner may still be contributing to this symptom.

An air conditioner is essentially recycling air. This can make the air feel a little bit less ‘clean’. This happens even if your filters are cleaned properly. Some people find that this problem is dealt with by turning the temperature of the air conditioner up (so it isn’t so cold). However, we find that the best way to deal with this symptom is to step out of the air-conditioned room every couple of hours. Get some fresh air outdoors. It will clear up those headaches and dizziness quite quickly.

3. Cold-like symptoms

If you are suffering from symptoms similar to a cold (e.g. a stuffy nose, cough, etc.) then you may not actually be suffering from a cold at all. People that spend a lot of time in rooms that are air-conditioned are more likely to suffer from symptoms similar to a cold. Again, this isn’t really a problem with your air conditioner. Just stepping outside of the room for a small while every so often should keep these symptoms at bay.

4. Increased blood pressure

Some people who sit in air-conditioned rooms may notice that their blood pressure rises. This is all due to the processes that your body uses to try and regulate body heat. If you suffer from high blood pressure as it is, you probably do not want to drive it any higher. Our suggestion is to ensure that the air conditioning isn’t too cold. It should be just cool enough to make you feel comfortable.

Do you believe your air conditioner is making you sick?

If you believe that your air conditioner may be making you sick, then it is important that you get in touch with Quick Air experts to have an air conditioner service carried out as soon as possible. This may help to eradicate any health issues that your air conditioner was causing you. Call us on 1300 730 896