Port St. Lucie is stunning in the summer. The sun is always shining, the birds are always chirping, but the pollen is always itching, especially if you’re taking a trip to the Botanical Gardens area.
Fortunately, ragweed pollen pose too much of an issue, but grass and tree pollen are a constant threat. Most people know how to deal with pollen when they’re out and about, pop an antihistamine and you’re good to go, or maybe splash a bit of water on your face occasionally to remove any allergens sticking to your skin. But we sometimes forget how to deal with it when we’re at home.
If you’re indoors, trying to escape the often blistering heat, then the last thing you want to do is open your windows or doors. Not only is it likely to heat the house up further, but it will almost certainly let in those pesky allergens. So, you turn on the air conditioner, but how do you know that your air conditioner isn’t also letting those allergens in?
The only way to combat the allergens invading your home via your air conditioner, is to ensure that your unit is properly maintained.
The first thing to consider is the age of your unit. If it is more than 7 years old, you should consider an AC replacement. The older your air conditioner gets, the weaker it becomes. Newer models also tend to have better filters and condensers, meaning they are more proficient when it comes to cleaning the air from the outside. If yours is older, then consider trying a wholesale air conditioner store for some deals. They usually have some great sales during the summer months. If you have a newer model, there are a number of other things you can do to protect your home and combat those allergies.
The first thing to do is ensure that your air filter isn’t clogged up. If it is, your air filter probably isn’t working correctly. During the high-pollen season, get it checked out at least once a month.
Secondly, inspect the outdoor section of the unit. Leaves and dirt have a tendency to block the outside, further undermining the integrity of the filter. Give it a wipe done and clear the debris so that nothing is blocking it.
Finally, check the condenser, if you are unsure as to how, then the best thing to do is call a professional. Port St. Lucie can be a stunning place, just make sure that the outdoors doesn’t interfere with the indoors.