As we welcome back summer to Calgary we also have to welcome back something a lot less enjoyable: allergies. While your home should be a place to get a break from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While most 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. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout each and every room 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 potentially.
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 when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing 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. A1 Chesney 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 Calgary HVAC pros at A1 Chesney 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 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’re concerned your central AC system is not performing up to standards, call 587-315-5271 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with A1 Chesney today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services