As we welcome back summer to Edmonton we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home should be a place to get a break from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are more often 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 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 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 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 more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Rob's Albertan can provide a free estimate and install a high-efficiency filter system for you.
If a new air filter doesn’t improve the quality of your home’s air or you want more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Edmonton HVAC pros at Rob's Albertan Service Experts to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home shortly with all the tools and expertise required to make an assessment of the health of your AC unit.
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 worried your central AC system is not performing up to standards, call 780-800-9047 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Rob's Albertan today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services