When summer comes, your customers have only one thing in mind, and that’s cranking up their air conditioner and allowing the sweet, cool air to wash over them as the outside temperatures keep rising and rising. And that’s all fine, that’s what air conditioners are made for. However, in the summertime, air conditioners also become essential elements in improving or worsening the indoor air quality in your customers’ homes or businesses.
This is exactly why it’s up to you to advise them on how to maintain as well as boost their IAQ. Seasonal air conditioner maintenance is a great way to alleviate some of the indoor air quality issues your customer’s AC can introduce into their properties. However, it’s not the only thing they should do, as there are many more considerations they need to keep in mind if they’re serious about improving their indoor air quality, preventing allergens, and protecting their health.
What Can Cause Allergies In My Clients’ Homes And Offices?
Besides advising your customers on how they should contain and prevent the appearance of allergens in their homes or offices, it might be beneficial to actually tell them a bit about the most common allergens they can encounter. This way, they’ll be able to perform further research into the matter and find even more methods for suppressing them:
- Pollen: Pollen is a very common allergen that can enter your customer’s homes or offices through doors and windows. Once inside, it’s extremely easy for it to freely flow through their commercial or residential property through the AC system until they hire you to inspect and clean it.
- Mildew and mold: Mold and mildew are an extremely common issue in all air conditioning systems that feature ducts since the dark and dampness that can be present in the ducts is fertile ground for them. If it appears, the AC will simply transfer mold and mildew spores throughout the property, causing allergies.
- Dust mites: It’s difficult to keep any home or office space entirely free from dust mites. They’re microscopic insects that dwell on dust, causing asthma and other allergies in your customers. They can also freely breed inside of an AC, as it’s the perfect environment for their growth.
- Humidity: Finally, low and high humidity can have adverse health effects on your customers, which is why it’s essential for them to pay close attention to the humidity in their homes and offices.
How Can I Help My Customers Prevent Allergens In Their Homes And Offices?
Once you’ve given your customers some more information about the most common household and office allergens, it’s time to actually give them a couple of useful pointers toward preventing the appearance of these common allergens in their residential and commercial properties. These are some of the most important actions they should take:
Clean AC Filter
First and foremost, your customers have to keep their air conditioning filters clean at all times to prevent the spread of unwanted allergens. Also, they should think about replacing their filter with a HEPA one to further boost allergen prevention.
Besides making sure the filters in their air conditioners are clean, your customers also need to pay attention to the cleanliness of their entire system, including ducts. However, this is a job for professional technicians.
Finally, your customers have to make sure that they’re hiring experts to regularly check and maintain their air conditioning units. This way, you and your staff are able to spot any problems and existing allergens and remove them from your customers’ systems.