How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Louisville we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be a place to get a break from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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, almost all indoor allergies are actually 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 maybe worse.

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 more noticeably with exposure to 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. Becht/Givens Service Experts 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 Louisville HVAC professionals at Becht/Givens 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 air conditioner.

Your family’s health and comfort is our top priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you’re concerned 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 Becht/Givens Service Experts today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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