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Can Your Air Conditioner Make You Sick?

May 3, 2021

Can Your Air Conditioner Make You Sick?


Air conditioning can be great on days when your house or office is unbearably hot. However, have you ever felt that it makes you feel lousy? You know that stuffy, headachey, tired feeling. Whether you are an AC enthusiast or a casual user, it is crucial to know the health issues associated with its use. Once you have become aware of a problem, you can contact A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, for  professional for air conditioner maintenance in Toronto.

Breathing Issues Caused by Poorly Maintained AC Systems

Air conditioners and how they operate to cool the air will not cause respiratory problems. The concern is that AC systems often are not cleaned and maintained as regularly as they should be. Bacteria and fungi can build up in the system, causing health issues. Regular filter changes and cleaning will remedy this problem. An expert from A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, can take care of this for you.

Health Issues Caused by Air Conditioning Set Too High

Living and working in a cold environment can produce long-term shivering. These involuntary muscle movements cause sore joints, make you tired, and can give you a headache. Heat intolerance is also an adverse reaction to excessive air conditioning; this results from the shock experienced by your body moving from the cold to the hot air outside.

To avoid these side effects, turn the AC down. There should not be an extreme contrast between the outside temperature and the climate inside your home or office. If you are unsure about optimal temperature, reach out to an HVAC technician from A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in Toronto, can ensure that your system keeps your space at the optimal temperature.

Sickness Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

An air conditioning system could be recirculating the stale air in your home or office. If mold, dust, animal dander, or airborne infections are floating around, you are more likely to be exposed and get sick. Assure you are changing your air filter every 60 days. Additionally, invest in systems that will help improve indoor air quality such as an air cleaner and humidifier

Our HVAC experts at A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, will help keep your air conditioner in top shape. Whether you want to have a system installed or need air conditioner maintenance in Toronto or surrounding regions, you can depend on us. Contact us today to speak with a specialist for any inquiries. 

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FAQ

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • Why should I maintain my Furnace or AC?

    An annual maintenance will extend the lifetime of your heating and cooling unit. The technician will diagnose and repair any problem with the unit before it fails, so you won't need to worry about any problems when the weather gets very hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter.

  • Most common Boiler Issues

    - Boiler fails to ignite
    - Low pressure
    - Strange Noises
    - Boiler is not responding to the thermostat
    - Cold Radiators
    - Boiler leaking or dripping
    - Boiler cycling very fast
    - Available Hot water but No Heat

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

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