As we welcome back summer to Concord we also have to welcome back something a lot less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is supposed to be an escape from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement 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 found within 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. Beyond 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 contributing to your family’s allergies, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated easier in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be compounding 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. Freschi 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 be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Concord HVAC experts at Freschi Service Experts 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 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 925-384-1303 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Freschi today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services