How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Saint Charles we also have to welcome back something far less fun: allergies. While your home is supposed to be an escape from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.

While the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are actually due to conditions already in your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get distributed and redistributed throughout each and every room 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 with exposure to contaminated air.

The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be adding to you or your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with enhanced protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Saint Charles HVAC professionals at Golden Seal 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 evaluation 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 worried your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 630-246-2698 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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