How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Richmond we also have to welcome back something a lot less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is supposed to be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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 actually due to conditions existing in 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 potentially.

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 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 more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide a free estimate and install a high-efficiency filter system for you.

If a new air filter doesn’t improve the quality of your home’s air or you want to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Richmond HVAC experts at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 top priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re worried your central AC system is not performing up to standards, call or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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