As we welcome back summer to Dayton we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a place to get a break from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While most 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 sent 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 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 easier when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Stevenson can provide a free estimate and install a high-efficiency filter system for you.
If a new air filter doesn’t lessen your family’s allergy problems or you want to be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Dayton HVAC professionals at Stevenson 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 system.
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 think your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 937-503-7896 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Stevenson today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services