As we welcome back summer to Columbus we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be a place to get a break from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big impact in your comfort.
While many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are more often due to conditions already in your home. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get distributed and redistributed throughout your house 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 maybe worse.
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 more noticeably when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be compounding your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater 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 improve the quality of your home’s air or you want more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Columbus HVAC experts 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 an assessment of the health of your AC unit.
Your family’s health and comfort is our highest priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you think your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 614-334-3192 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services