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Can Air Conditioning Cure Your Home of Dust Allergies?

December 30, 2021 | Blog

90% of your typical day is spent indoors in the air conditioning. That’s over twenty-one hours. There’s a 65% chance that you will spend that time inhaling dust mite feces. Though microscopic, dust mite feces cause allergies like asthma. Dust mites themselves live in the soft spots of your house.

Every time you relax into your favorite chair, shuffle across your carpet or lie down in bed, you send their waste into the air. With so much of our day spent indoors, and so places for these dust mites, it’s no wonder allergy rates have skyrocketed! In fact, one in five Americans has allergies, and national children rates are even higher. Of course, Air Tech of Katy offers solutions.

Dusting up a solution

For years people have tried using vacuums to solve their dust mite problem. Not only does this require time and effort week after week, but studies show that vacuums don’t solve the problem.

“Vacuums only pick up the debris lying around exposed,” explains Mark Shelton. “It’s like pulling off the heads of weeds. Tomorrow they’ll be back!”

Protecting your family means stopping the problem at its source: You have to prevent the mites themselves. To prevent mites, you have to remove their living conditions. Dust mites thrive where it’s warm and humid.

In fact, a new house in warm and humid climates can become infested within three weeks. Luckily, the best tool we have for changing these conditions is one that we all already know and love: air conditioning!

Moisture and circulation

An air conditioner fit with a dehumidifier removes the warm, humid environments and even dehydrates the mites themselves. Dehydrated mites reproduce and move more slowly. This dramatically slows fecal production, saving you and your kids’ allergies. However, many air-conditioned homes have terrible mite infestations. This is because of improper circulation.

Poorly designed, installed, or maintained air conditioners still allow mites to thrive in unaffected areas. As Mark will tell you, Experts call these areas “cold spots.”

Not only do cold spots breed mites, but they also grow other allergens like fungus and mold. Sometimes poor circulation makes the whole floor of your house a cold spot, infecting the rest of your home.

The best cure

But some air-conditioned homes don’t have cold spots. Their air conditioning circulates evenly and denies mites, fungus, and molds any opportunity to grow. Studies find that only these homes have undetectable levels of mites.

This means that if you want to protect your family from dust mite allergies, you need the right air conditioning system. It needs to be well designed, fit, installed, and maintained.

Unfortunately, too often HVAC companies stick to their own subjective idea of what works best. Air Tech of Katy, on the other hand, shares the benefit of their knowledge and experience to address your unique circumstance.

“We’re a team of veteran problem solvers,” Mark says. Air Tech technicians enjoy the challenge of creating an a/c solution that’s right for you. It’s not hard to find something that’s ‘good enough,’ but it takes years of experience to find something ‘ just right.’”

Why Choose Us?

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All technicians in your home have an extensive background check performed and are randomly drug tested for your safety.
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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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If we do not have your new system operating by the date promised, we will pay you $500 for your inconvenience.

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