As we welcome back summer to the Niagara Region we also have to welcome back something far less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is intended to be a safe haven from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While many 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. 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. In addition to 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 easier when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Niagara Home Services by Enercare 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the the Niagara Region HVAC experts at Niagara Home Services by Enercare 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 a diagnosis of the health of your AC unit.
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’re worried your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 289-273-2229 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Niagara Home Services by Enercare today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services