As we welcome back summer to Saint Charles we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home should be a safe haven from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get circulated and recirculated throughout each and every room 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 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 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 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 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 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 concerned 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 today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services