Atlanta residents know that spring doesn’t just mean warmer weather—it means pollen season is here! Allergy sufferers often seek refuge from the yellow stuff by heading indoors, but unfortunately, the air inside our homes can be up to ten times more polluted than outdoor air!

Pollen and your AC Unit

Your AC unit does more than keep your home cool. It also acts as a filter, working hard to maintain a healthy indoor air quality for your home. However, if your air conditioner’s filtration system isn’t working at its absolute best, pollen can invade your living space.As the temperatures soar and you begin to use your air conditioning more often, your pollen related problems will increasingly get worse.

How to Reduce Pollen and Increase Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality:

  • Keep Your Windows Closed: A beautiful outdoor breeze may feel great, but it will bring pollen right into your living spaces.
  • Change Your Filters: Your air conditioning filters trap all sorts of pollen, dust, and allergy inducing debris. Be sure to change them regularly to prevent a buildup or a strain on your system.
  • Have Your AC Unit Cleaned: Beyond your air conditioner’s filter there are lots of ducts and vents where contaminants can accumulate. A clean system will prevent additional circulation of pollen, dust, and other pollutants.
  • Schedule Regular Preventative AC Maintenance: Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system can significantly improve your home’s indoor air quality by reducing pollen and unwanted air particles in your home as well as lower your energy bills, increase your comfort level, and help your system perform better. At Cochran Cooling & Heating we offer maintenance programs to make sure your HVAC systems are always in top working condition.

Trust Cochran Cooling & Heating

Cochran Cooling & Heating technicians can inspect the humidity, air flow, and ventilation of your home as well as its air conditioning to make sure fresh, outdoor air is being circulated in and indoor pollutants are circulating out. After inspecting your systems we will offer suggestions for improvement such as installation of an air purification system or air duct cleaning to help maximize the safety and comfort of your home. We also provide emergency services 24/7 for mold removal, humidity control and more. Contact Cochran Cooling & Heating today to learn more about increasing your home’s indoor air quality, or schedule service online to get started