As we welcome back summer to Columbia we also have to welcome back something far less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is supposed to be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease those annoyances and make a big impact in your comfort.
While most spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions found within your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your home 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 maybe worse.
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 quicker when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to you or your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Midland Air 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 be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Columbia HVAC professionals at Midland Air Service Experts 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 evaluation of the health of your system.
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 running up to standards, call 803-399-7208 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Midland Air today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services