As we welcome back summer to Belleville 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 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 found within your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout each and every room 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 more noticeably when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to you or your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with enhanced protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. D & K Home Services 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 Belleville HVAC pros at D&K 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 an assessment of the health of your AC unit.
Your family’s health and comfort is our top 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 613-707-2421 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with D & K Home Services today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services