Air Conditioner Headaches And How To Prevent Them
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When it’s extremely hot, sweaty, and sticky outside, there’s no wonder why so many Canadians love to pump up their air conditioner to the max during the summer months. While the cool, conditioned air can feel absolutely luxurious, it’s not uncommon that you may experience an air conditioner headache, putting a real damper on your comfort. If you occasionally experience headaches at home during the summer, it’s most likely due to your air conditioner. Here’s why that happens and how to prevent it.
Dirty Air Filter
If you’ve read one of our blogs before, you know that changing your air filter is one of the most important parts of owning an HVAC system (both in the winter and summer). If your air filter is clogged, the dirt and debris that is being dispersed throughout your home may cause air conditioner headaches, especially in sensitive individuals who may have allergies or asthma. To prevent air conditioner headaches, make sure to change your air filter at least once every 90 days.
The reason that many homeowners don’t need a dehumidifier during the summer even with the presence of extremely humid air is that their air conditioner works to both cool and dehumidify the air. Unfortunately, sometimes your air conditioner could make your home’s air too dry, leaving them feeling dehydrated and causing headaches. If you find that your home is too dry in the summer, consider turning down your air conditioner, investing in a humidifier, or simply drinking more water throughout the day.
An Air Conditioner In Need Of Maintenance, Repair, Or Replacement
If you have an old or inefficient air conditioner, or perhaps your air conditioner is broken or in disrepair, this can cause a slew of problems that relate to AC headaches. An old or broken air conditioner may make loud noises including hissing, popping, or bubbling, or it could even produce unpleasant odours, both of which can cause headaches to the homeowner.
A great way to prevent air conditioner headaches is to ensure that your air conditioner receives annual preventative maintenance as well as expert attention as soon as it begins to show signs of disrepair.
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