As we welcome back summer to Austin we also have to welcome back something much less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions found within your home. Many varieties 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. 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 quicker with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be compounding 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. Strand Brothers 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Austin HVAC professionals at Strand Brothers 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 highest priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re worried your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 512-596-1257 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Strand Brothers today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services