Air conditioning is for staying cool and dry on very hot and muggy days. It can also be a godsend to allergy and asthma sufferers on bad air days, such as when ozone and pollen counts are high, and windows should be kept closed.
Reduce Allergy and Asthma Symptoms with the best Air Conditioning System
If you rely on air conditioning to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms, be sure your system is equipped with an efficient filter, such as one with a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of 8 or more. As your trusted air conditioning contractor, we will first make sure your air conditioning unit can handle using a high-efficiency filter, such as one with a MERV of 13. If the blower is not powerful enough, you may end up restricting the system’s air flow, reducing the system’s efficiency, and possibly overworking and damaging the condenser. Also, be sure to replace your filter frequently so as to strengthen its efficiency.
A clogged air filter decreases your system’s efficiency because it restricts air flow and reduces air quality. In general, filters with 4- to 5-in. deep pleats last longer than standard 1-in. deep filters, which may need to be changed as frequently as every month. You may be able to retrofit a deeper filter cabinet to your ductwork, but check an HVAC contractor first.