As we welcome back summer to Oakville we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe those annoyances and make a big impact in your comfort.
While many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, the majority of indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. Many varieties of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent 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 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 easier with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Abbey Air 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 Oakville HVAC pros at Abbey Air 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 a diagnosis 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 289-813-5566 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Abbey Air today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services