Can Air Conditioning Cause Headaches?

If you work in an Eatonton office building with central air conditioning, you may have noticed that you often leave work with a dull headache. Is the HVAC system to blame? According to the experienced technicians at Oconee Climate Control, a poorly performing air conditioning system can negatively affect your health, including headaches. How does it happen? Too Much Dry Air When an air conditioner is cooling, it not only removes heat but also moisture from the air. If the humidity drops below 20%, you may experience dry sinuses which can result in a dull, pounding headache. Nasal sprays can help alleviate immediate symptoms, but actually, the AC system requires service or a humidity sensor to prevent the problem in the first place. Lack of Fresh Air Traps Germs, Mold, and Pollen When you seal up a house or office and use only central heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature, you are no longer introducing fresh air and trapping existing impurities in the system. Mold can grow in the ducts. Air-borne viruses are never replaced with a new fresh untainted air source. Grass and tree pollen move from room to room, never going away with the seasons. All...

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