How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Birmingham we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a safe haven from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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, the majority of 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 house 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 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 with exposure to contaminated air.

The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be adding to your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with enhanced protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Norrell 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 be sure that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Birmingham HVAC experts at Norrell 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 a diagnosis 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 worried your central AC system is not running up to standards, call or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Norrell Service Experts today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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