How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies
As we welcome back summer to Houston we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is supposed 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 the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most 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 home 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 potentially.
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 when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be compounding you or 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. Church Services 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 Houston HVAC professionals at Church Services 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 top priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re worried your central AC system is not performing up to standards, call 713-396-3760 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Church Services today.