As we welcome back summer to Salt Lake City we also have to welcome back something much less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a place to get a break from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce 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, the majority of indoor allergies are more often due to conditions found within your home. Different types 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 maybe worse.
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 easier with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be compounding 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. 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 Salt Lake City HVAC professionals at 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 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 performing up to standards, call or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services