Allergies Due to Air Conditioning
Contaminants in Indoor Air
Some of the common contaminants in room are as follows:
- Dander of pets and dust mites.
- gases released by cooking appliances and water heaters, which may also
- include highly lethal carbon monoxide gas.
- Pesticides and insecticides.
- Chemicals in building material, which includes formaldehyde.
- Synthetic fibers in fabrics of furniture and carpets.
- Fumes produced by wood burning and tobacco products.
- Pollens and radon gas from outdoor air can also contaminate the room.
Allergy Symptoms due to Air Conditioning
Some Allergic Symptoms due to central air conditioning are as follows:
- Eyes irritation
- Shortness of breath
- Respiratory congestion
- Irritation in nose and throat
Air ducts in home should be properly cleaned to avoid contamination. Central air conditioning requires air filters to remove contaminants from the room. Various electrostatic AC filters creates an electric charge which kills airborne contaminants. These filters should be cleaned regularly. For people with severe allergy symptoms, UV light cleaning systems or air purifiers can be installed in room to purify indoor air and improve the quality of home.