How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies
As we welcome back summer to Calgary we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a safe haven from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease those annoyances and make a big difference in your comfort.
While most spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions already in your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your home every time your air conditioner runs. In addition to dust knocked loose from the walls of your duct work, your air conditioner, air handler or furnace blower motor can also contain microbes, pet dander, dead insect matter, and sometimes.
In fact, Indoor air pollution levels can be two to five times higher than outdoors. 1
If your air conditioning system is making your allergies worse, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated easier when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be adding to your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Service Experts can provide a free estimate and install a high-efficiency filter system for you.
If a new air filter doesn’t seem to do the trick or you want to be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Calgary HVAC pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home in no time with all the tools and expertise required to make a diagnosis of the health of your AC unit.
Your family’s health and comfort is our number one priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re concerned your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 403-279-5760 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.