How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Clearwater we also have to welcome back something a lot less fun: allergies. While your home should be an escape from all the 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, most indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions existing in your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent 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 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 your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Midway Services 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 to feel certain that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Clearwater HVAC professionals at Midway Services 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 a diagnosis 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 running up to standards, call or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Midway Services today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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