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Can Air Conditioners Cause Sore Throats?

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Air conditioners are necessary for providing that much-needed cool air during the warmer seasons, and it can be hard to imagine your unit can lead to discomfort. If you’ve noticed you’re facing frequent or unusual soreness in your throat, you may be quick to chalk it up to seasonal allergies or an oncoming illness. However, this is not always the case. In some cases, your air conditioner may lead to a sore throat. Below, we discuss how this is possible and what you can do to fix it.

Why ACs Might Cause a Sore Throat?

There are, unfortunately, a few main reasons your AC unit can cause a sore throat, and it’s essential to familiarize yourself with these causes so that you know the steps to take to reverse the issue and prevent it in the future:

  • Improper installation: If your unit wasn’t installed as it should’ve been, it might not be circulating air properly, resulting in stagnant air, which enhances the risk for dust mites, mold, and bacteria that lead to allergy flare-ups.
  • Infrequent maintenance: If you fail to have your unit regularly tuned up by an expert, its many components are more prone to wear and tear and won’t be adequately cleaned. Dust, mold, and other debris can run rampant.
  • Damaged ductwork: The more your ducts are used, the more prone to cracks and holes that allow contaminants to enter and circulate your home.

Fixing the Issue: A Guide

You can take a few steps to improve your AC unit’s performance and decrease your allergy symptoms. Additionally, contacting a professional for expert services is a surefire way to fix the issue. Below are some ways you can reduce the risk of sore throats caused by your AC unit:

  • Change your air filter: Cleaning or replacing your air filter every few months will improve your unit’s efficiency and reduce the amount of dirt and debris your unit pushes back into your home.
  • Dust and vacuum: Frequently dust and vacuum your home roughly once a week to keep up a cleaner environment.
  • Schedule routine maintenance: Scheduling routine AC maintenance with an expert will ensure your unit is working up to par. Additionally, schedule AC repair when your unit is on the fritz.

Choose Robin Aire for AC Repair & IAQ Services

Since 1985, Robin Aire Service Company has delivered exceptional AC and indoor air quality services to our Southeast Michigan community. Our family-operated company consists of background-checked, NATE-certified technicians, and we offer upfront pricing, financing options, and a Worry-Free Service Plan to make working with us as seamless as possible. We have wonderful customer reviews and a long history in the industry backed by an excellent reputation, so you can always rest easy knowing you’re in great hands with us.

Keeping your AC unit clean and running efficiently is a surefire way to keep symptoms of sickness at bay. Call our team at (800) 361-0888 to set up AC and indoor air quality services!

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