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We often think of headaches as something brought on by stress or allergies, but there are other physical and environmental factors to consider. Take a brain freeze for example. Drinking an ice-cold drink or slushie can turn uncomfortable in a hurry if you drink it too fast. The same can be said for air conditioning. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons that air conditioning can cause headaches, and how you can prevent them.

DEHYDRATION

Dehydration, or lack of proper fluids, is a common cause of headaches. It’s also precisely what an A/C unit is designed to do. Besides cooling the air, it also takes out the humidity, leaving it more dry. Especially in West Texas, it can be a good idea to run a humidifier in conjunction with the A/C to help keep just a bit of moisture in the air. Also, don’t forget to drink lots of water during the hot summer months.

TOO COLD

Being too cold can cause headaches as well. This is common in businesses, restaurants, churches, and even homes during the summer. Being too cold causes the blood vessels in your brain to contract, which can lead to a headache. Turn the temperature up a few degrees – it’ll save you money and prevent a headache.

NOISE

An annoying, ongoing loud noise can be the source of a headache. A/C units that have not been properly maintained can be very noisy. Give us a call, and we’ll take a look at your unit. A simple tune-up may be able to reduce the volume.

ALLERGIES

Allergic reactions can also cause headaches. If your HVAC unit is pushing out more than cold air, that can be a problem. Dust, pollen, or other allergens can get into your lungs and cause discomfort. Harsh cleaning chemicals can do the same thing without proper ventilation. A thorough cleaning should do the trick.

WORTH THE CALL

If you feel you’ve addressed these issues and the headaches just won’t go away, it’s probably time to call a doctor. But if your A/C definitely seems to be the issue, let us help! The Bosworth Company’s certified HVAC professionals can diagnose the problem and help you get it fixed. Make an appointment today by calling 432-570-5233 or scheduling one online. The Bosworth Company. Worth The Call. ALWAYS.