As we welcome back summer to Waldorf we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a safe haven from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a big impact 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 actually due to conditions found within your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your home 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 potentially.
In fact, Indoor air pollution levels can be two to five times higher than outdoors. 1
If your air conditioning system is contributing to your family’s allergies, your kids will probably be the ones to suffer first2. That’s because their lungs are less developed and will become irritated easier in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be compounding 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. A-PLUS 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 Waldorf HVAC pros at A-PLUS 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 evaluation 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’re concerned your central AC system is not operating up to standards, call 301-747-3140 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with A-PLUS today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services