As we welcome back summer to Elkhart we also have to welcome back something far less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be a safe haven from the numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.
While most 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. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get distributed and redistributed 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 sometimes.
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 easier when breathing contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be adding 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. BW/Cook 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 Elkhart HVAC pros at BW/Cook Service Experts to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home promptly with all the tools and expertise required to make an assessment 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 think your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 574-218-6404 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with BW/Cook today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services