Do you get a pounding headache after spending time in an air-conditioned space? Some people are sensitive to changes in humidity levels and can alleviate headaches by adjusting the thermostat. Other times, air conditioner headaches can signal a more serious problem with your cooling system. If you find that you suffer from headaches instead of being cool and comfortable every time you switch your AC on, schedule a cooling inspection to ensure your unit is running safely and efficiently.
Abrupt Change in Humidity or Temperature
Some people are sensitive to abrupt changes in humidity levels or temperatures. If you know these types of changes affect you, try adjusting the thermostat. By increasing the temperature by a few degrees, you might be able to alleviate some of the pressure. Additionally, ensure that you’re drinking enough water as air conditioners pull moisture out of the air. A drop in the humidity coupled with dehydration can cause some people to suffer from splitting headaches.
Dirty Air Filters
Clogged or dirty air filters can disperse allergens and pollutants throughout the home. People that have allergies or are sensitive to contaminants can experience air conditioner headaches when this type of debris is floating in the air. Make sure air conditioner filters are examined and replaced regularly; filters should be inspected monthly and replaced as needed, usually every 30 to 60 days.
In addition, make sure to schedule yearly air conditioner inspections. A professional air conditioner technician will ensure your unit is clean and safe to run for the upcoming summer season and can draw your attention to any potential problems.
If your AC system is loud and continuously makes noise, it could be the root of your air conditioner headaches. Repetitive noise can trigger headaches in some people, or you may not even notice that your cooling system’s “white noise” is to blame.
New, energy-efficient units are some of the quietest appliances on the market and, if installed correctly, should not interfere with your daily comfort. If your AC is making a lot of racket, schedule an inspection or request a quote to replace your system.
Air conditioner headaches do affect some homeowners. If you find you suffer from headaches when the AC is on, it’s wise to invest some time and money to find the underlying cause.
Delta Air Systems has been providing over 50 years of quality service to the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge areas.
Schedule your service call today if you’re suffering from air conditioner headaches.