How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Kitchener we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home should be an escape from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big difference 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 distributed and redistributed 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 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 quicker in the presence of contaminated air.

The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts 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 Kitchener HVAC experts at Boehmers/Cronin Emery 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 assessment 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 worried your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 519-804-1617 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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