How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies
As we welcome back summer to Pierre we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home should be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce 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, almost all indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. A troubling array 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 maybe worse.
In fact, Indoor air pollution levels can be two to five times higher than outdoors. 1
If your air conditioning system is contributing to your family’s allergies, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated quicker when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be adding to you or 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. Peitz 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Pierre HVAC professionals at Peitz Service Experts 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 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 605-223-0307 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Peitz today.