It seems these days that allergies are on the rise, but the good news is that a high-quality air conditioning unit can help. At Sensus Air, we know loads about air conditioning and allergy control, which is one of the reasons why we started our blog – air conditioning units are the main focus of our blog articles, but we cover much more as well.
You will want to understand how to better manage your allergies – which we will discuss in more detail via our blog – home air conditioning installation though is a great start.
Some of the main culprits in Brisbane include pollen from flowers and grass, but there are plenty that may affect you. Here’s an overview.
Pollen is released into the air as plants bloom. This may happen at different times of the year, even several times of the year, depending on the plant. When the pollen is breathed in, it can cause irritation and swelling, resulting in everything from coughing, itchy skin to watery eyes. You may find it virtually impossible to avoid pollen, as it inevitably makes its way inside your home and workplace.
In Queensland, the grass is a number one cause of allergies throughout the year. You may find that it’s worse when you are in close proximity to someone mowing the lawn, or if you’re near cut grass. It can be worse at certain times of the year. This allergy often manifests itself in skin reactions or sinus symptoms.
While many of us love our fur babies, just as many of us may be allergic to them. Cat and dog allergies are reasonably common, whether you’re reacting to their fur or saliva, it can make for an unpleasant experience. Rehoming your pet is the last resort, so you will want to look for options to minimise your reaction.
Fibres and dust mites
This is something we can’t see or sense as easily but hidden away in our carpets and furniture are thousands or millions of tiny little dust mites that can cause allergic reactions. You may even find that the fibres themselves may trigger an allergic reaction. Keeping these items clean is a great start, but it is extremely difficult to keep them completely at bay.
There is good news though. Air conditioning units can be extremely efficient at better controlling allergens.
A well-functioning air conditioning unit filters the air for you, catching items such as dust, pollen, and other allergens. By removing these culprits from the air, you are likely to have fewer allergy symptoms all year round.
Additionally, air conditioning units control the humidity in your home, which in turn better manages mould that is a home for many allergens.
The important thing though is to ensure your air conditioning unit is regularly checked, cleaned and maintained so any allergens it has trapped don’t remain inside your unit indefinitely, and pose the risk of re-contaminating your home or workplace.
Look out for more useful tips like these in our upcoming blog articles.