As we welcome back summer to Canada we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is supposed to be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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, most indoor allergies are actually due to conditions found within your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your house every time your air conditioner runs. Besides 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 more noticeably when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be compounding your family’s 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Canada HVAC pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home shortly with all the tools and expertise required to make a diagnosis of the health of your air conditioner.
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 running up to standards, call or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services