As we welcome back summer to Jackson we also have to welcome back something much less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is intended to be a place to get a break from all the 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 many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your house 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 sometimes.
In fact, Indoor air pollution levels can be two to five times higher than outdoors. 1
If your air conditioning system is making your allergies worse, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated more noticeably with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Comfortech 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 Jackson HVAC experts at Comfortech 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 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 performing up to standards, call 601-852-3105 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Comfortech today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services