As we welcome back summer to Kingston we also have to welcome back something a lot less pleasant: allergies. While your home should be a safe haven from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big difference in your comfort.
While the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions existing in your home. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get circulated and recirculated throughout your house 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 compounding you or 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. Kingston Home Services by Enercare 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Kingston HVAC professionals at Kingston Home Services by Enercare 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 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 613-817-1591 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Kingston Home Services by Enercare today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services