As we welcome back summer to Albany we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big impact in your comfort.
While the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are more often due to conditions already in your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your house 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 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 easier when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be adding to you or your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Roland J. Down 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 to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Albany HVAC experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts 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 top priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re concerned your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 518-417-2938 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Roland J. Down today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services