As we welcome back summer to the Wasatch Front region we also have to welcome back something a lot less fun: allergies. While your home should be a safe haven from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe 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, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions existing in your home. Different types 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. 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 quicker in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be contributing 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. Barlow 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 to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the the Wasatch Front region HVAC experts at Barlow Service Experts to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home promptly with all the tools and expertise required to make an evaluation of the health of your AC unit.
Your family’s health and comfort is our top 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 801-436-8985 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Barlow today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services