Allergens and Air Conditioning Can Cause IAQ Problems


Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides solutions for building occupants and property owners. 

Three weeks into summer and many parts of the country are feeling the heat.  As hot and humid temperatures grip the nation, millions of people find themselves spending more time in the comfort of their air conditioned homes and offices.  However, the comfortable indoor temperatures may also be causing indoor air quality problems (IAQ) for many.

Air conditioners work by removing moisture from the air and regulating temperatures.  The cool dry air that comes out of air conditioners can cause irritation to people’s airways and itchy dry skin.  Also air conditioning units that have not been properly maintained can become breeding grounds for mold and bacteria on cooling coils and HVAC system drain pans. 

Close to 20% of the population suffers from allergies and many of these people are now experiencing sinus irritation, coughing and sneezing.   Properties with microbial contamination in their HVAC systems can exasperate or cause allergies and even trigger asthma attacks.  Mold spores can also cause respiratory infections in people with weakened or undeveloped immune systems. 

Core, a renowned provider of indoor air quality services for property owners and building occupants, has solutions to solve IAQ problems from improperly maintained HVAC systems and other causes of poor indoor air quality.  “Air conditioning provides relief from the heat, but systems need to be properly maintained to prevent them from becoming breeding grounds for all types of microbial pathogens,” reported Don Makin, Indoor Air Quality Director of Operations for Core.  “Core has the expertise and technical resources to identify problems and provide IAQ solutions.” 

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About Core

Core specializes in indoor air quality for all types of buildings.  Services range from air quality inspections, testing, air filtration, installation, maintenance, documenting, cleaning and restoration of building air quality and HVAC systems.  The company has over 85 years of combined service and has an extensive profile of accreditations and certifications from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies. 

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