As we welcome back summer to Mobile we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home is intended to be a safe haven 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 noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, almost all indoor allergies are actually due to conditions already in your home. A troubling array 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. Beyond 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 adding contaminants to your air, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated more noticeably in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Climate Control can provide a free estimate and install a high-efficiency filter system for you.
If a new air filter doesn’t lessen your family’s allergy problems or you want more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Mobile HVAC pros at Climate Control Service Experts 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 system.
Your family’s health and comfort is our highest priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re concerned your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 251-202-7503 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Climate Control today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services