Yes I leave my AC on all night and I wake up with a sore throut runny nose and sneezing as well as it triggers my asthma wheezing coughing tightness of chest ect..but the temp is toohigh right now and that triggers it too so no way out for me.
Is the HVAC producing heat or cold air? If cold, the problem is probably allergies - mold or dust in the air conditioner. If heat, the problem could be allergies, or that the relative humidity is too low.
I put in a new air conditioning system a week ago and have had repeated asthma attacks since then except for when we shut it down and opened all the doors and windows for several hours to air out the house. Could something about the new AC be causing the problem? We had no trouble with the old system it replaced. Jack
The dog and I are having the exact same problem as Kindle321, The dog coughs all night and is now on medication he probably wouldn't have needed if it wasn't for the new system, and I can't find an answer. No one knows what I'm talking about, as we are the only ones that are "smelling" this. It's almost like the smell of microwave popcorn just before it starts to burn. We had the ducts cleaned, took the 'guts' out of the electronic air purifier because I thought the ozone was excessive, but that didn't help the problem. Did you ever get an answer?
Me too... ALL of the same symptoms you've all got here.
I recently moved to Arkansas from Santa Barbara California. When one lives in coastal climate, air conditioners are not necessary. I have lived in places with central air and been sick, but never window units. Well, this is my first time in a place with window units, and I've had all sort of eye, nose, throat problems - and my ears too; especially when in the direction of the air flow.
All symptoms disappear when I leave the house. Sometimes within as little as minute, like if I go for walk around the block, it will alleviate symptoms for a few hours.
hi everyone,i too am worried about my son who is now 4 years old and having wheezing since he was 1 year old.i live in dubai and my child is sick most of the days.he wakes with a phlegm filled chest when slept in an ac room.what to do as we cant live without ac here.what is your opinion about taking singulair medicines?
I just took a look at a site that sells evaporative coolers, like my parents used in the desert. They had a list of comparing the evaporative cooler to air conditioning. I would rather have the evaporative cooler in a dry climate (does not work in humid climates). Seems to be better for those with allergies and asthma.
I have the same problem. Certain places with central air bother me.
When i'm home or at most residencies I don't notice any problems with the ac on. but certain stores and businesses do. and I worked at a college that really bothered me.
I have allergies and asthma maybe its forced air dirty filters, or the kind of Freon used I don't know. But my chest gets tight and the hairs in my nose gets all irritated and my voice dries out. Its not the typical itchy red eyes and sneezing you get from the typical allergies.
I am having the same problems. I used to work in an office but had to quit as a result of the HVAC in the office. After a day in the office I would not have the strength to stand up. Before I started that job I would take part in triathalons, weight training etc. As soon as I started there I got ill. I would get lock jaw, trouble sleeping, joint pain and no energy. I have since quit and feel great again. I have worked in numerous office and have always had a problem in offices. I have only recently figured out the cause. Within 20 mins of being in an office my breathing would get very shallow.