As we welcome back summer to Indianapolis we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate 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. Many varieties 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 making your allergies worse, 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 doing if you think your air conditioner may be adding to 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. Broad Ripple 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 more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Indianapolis HVAC professionals at Broad Ripple 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 an evaluation of the health of your air conditioner.
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 worried your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 317-527-0271 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Broad Ripple today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services