Have you ever heard someone say that their AC has made them feel sick? While this may seem absurd to you, there are many ways that people can feel symptoms that are uncomfortable and mimic the common cold, simply because of their AC. To be clear, you can’t actually get sick with a virus or other pathogen because you have your AC on. You can have feelings of discomfort though when you aren’t maintaining your AC properly or need to make some adjustments to temperature in your home. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about some of the most common AC sickness symptoms people often experience.
Symptoms of Air Conditioning Sickness
There are several symptoms that can accompany AC sickness. Here are the most common ones.
– Headaches: People that spend a significant amount of time indoors, have a higher likelihood that they will struggle with headaches. Part of this has to do with the air quality in your home. It actually has a name which is sick building syndrome. Drinking more water throughout the day can help immensely with headache symptoms. It should be noted that you should always have a doctor check you out when you experience lingering headaches to make sure there is nothing else going on.
– Dry Skin: As the AC system in your home or office works to cool the air, it also works to remove humidity from the air as well. This can lead to dry skin that can be extremely uncomfortable. The best way to fight this is to use good moisturizers on your skin and drink plenty of water.
– Heat Intolerance: The more time you spend inside with your AC on, the less you are going to be able to handle the heat outside. Many people start to build up a heat intolerance that makes it impossible for them to spend time anywhere that isn’t at an ideal temperature. The best way to battle this problem is to turn up your thermostat and keep your home a bit warmer. Don’t be so quick to turn down that AC. You will be better off for it.
– Sore Throat: It isn’t uncommon for people to experience a sore throat when they keep the temperature in their home really low. This is especially true when the vents are blowing on you as you sleep.
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The best way to avoid running into problems with AC sickness is to make sure you have regular maintenance scheduled. In a routine maintenance appointment, the technicians at Hal Mechanical will make sure that your system is clean and free from any mold issues. We will also make sure your filter has been changed and is keeping contaminates out of the air you’re breathing. When your central air is running well, you will find that you feel better and are more comfortable in your home during the heat of the summer. Call us today!