Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Clean Those AC's!
My two youngest children have had a phlegmy cough for a while now. I thought it was summertime allergies, but they just got worse. No one else is catching it, so it isn't a cold. Cooler weather moved in and so our window AC units turned off....and so did the coughing! BINGO!
I pulled out the filter and cleaned it off and replaced it, but when I turned the unit back on, the boys started coughing again. I turned it off and turned on a fan, instead, thanking God that the nights are cool (seriously, our house BAKES without AC units). The coughing stopped again, so today, I am going to clean the whole unit. If that doesn't work, I'm going to consider the unit unhealthy and purchase a new one.
Storage, rain, humidity, dust, dirt, bugs and even mice can do a number on AC units. Clean them the best you can and use them only when necessary.