As we welcome back summer to Livermore we also have to welcome back something far less fun: 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 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, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions found within your home. A troubling array 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. Beyond 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 easier with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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 be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Livermore HVAC experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 AC unit.
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 925-364-5427 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services