How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies
As we welcome back summer to Long Island we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape 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, the majority of indoor allergies are more often due to conditions already in your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get circulated and recirculated 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 maybe worse.
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 quicker with exposure to 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 more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Service Experts 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 Long Island HVAC experts at Matz-Rightway 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 an assessment of the health of your AC unit.
Your family’s health and comfort is our highest priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you think your central AC system is not performing up to standards, call 631-406-9220 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.