As we welcome back summer to Tempe we also have to welcome back something much less enjoyable: allergies. While your home is intended 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 noticeable improvement 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 already in your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get distributed and redistributed throughout each and every room 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 potentially.
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 more noticeably in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider if you think your air conditioner may be compounding your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Orangutan Home Services 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 Tempe HVAC experts at Orangutan Home Services 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 assessment of the health of your system.
Your family’s health and comfort is our number one priority, and your health should not be at your air conditioner’s mercy. If you think your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 602-906-0111 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Orangutan Home Services today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services