As we welcome back summer to Roanoke we also have to welcome back something far less fun: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce 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. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get circulated and recirculated throughout your home 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 with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be compounding 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. 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Roanoke HVAC experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 air conditioner.
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 540-302-8645 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services