As we welcome back summer to Austin 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 the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big impact in your comfort.
While most spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions found within your home. A troubling array 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. Besides 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 easier in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be adding to your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Strand Brothers 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 Austin HVAC pros at Strand Brothers 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 think your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 512-592-3072 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Strand Brothers today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services