Debunking the Myth Air Conditioners Cause Respiratory Issues


Temperature Control, Inc. is here to address a common misconception about air conditioners and air conditioning systems. Many people believe that these cooling systems can cause or exacerbate respiratory issues like asthma or allergies. However, this myth is unfounded and often stems from a misunderstanding of how air conditioners function.

The Truth About Air Conditioners and Respiratory Health

  1. Proper Maintenance is Key: When air conditioners are regularly maintained and cleaned, they do not contribute to respiratory problems. In fact, well-maintained systems can improve indoor air quality by filtering out airborne pollutants and allergens.
  2. Humidity Control: Air conditioners help regulate humidity levels, which can reduce the growth of mold and dust mites – common triggers for respiratory issues.
  3. Filtration: Most modern air conditioners come equipped with high-efficiency filters that effectively remove airborne particles, including pollen, dust, and other allergens.

Keeping Your Air Conditioner in Top Shape

To ensure your air conditioning system is not contributing to respiratory problems, follow these simple steps:

  • Replace air filters regularly (every 1-3 months, depending on usage)
  • Schedule annual professional maintenance and cleaning
  • Keep the area around the outdoor unit clear of debris and vegetation
  • Consider upgrading to a system with advanced filtration capabilities if you have severe allergies or respiratory conditions


At Temperature Control, Inc., we prioritize indoor air quality and strive to dispel myths that can lead to unnecessary concerns. With proper maintenance and regular filter changes, your air conditioning system can improve the air you breathe rather than harm it. Contact us today to schedule a service or learn more about our air conditioning installation and repair services in Tucson, Casas Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Amphi, Flowing Wells, and Oro Valley, AZ.