As we welcome back summer to Kingwood we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home should 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 big impact in your comfort.
While the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your house every time your air conditioner runs. In addition to 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 adding contaminants to your air, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated more noticeably when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to think about 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. Finch 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 Kingwood HVAC experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating 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 evaluation 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 concerned your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 281-407-9478 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Finch today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services