As we welcome back summer to Champaign we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be a place to get a break 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 most spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. Many varieties 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. 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 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 consider doing 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. Chief/Bauer 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 to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Champaign HVAC pros at Chief/Bauer 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 highest priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re concerned your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 217-689-2469 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Chief/Bauer today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services