How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Kansas City we also have to welcome back something a lot less pleasant: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape 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 big impact in your comfort.

While many spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions found within your home. A troubling array 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. 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 sometimes.

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 consider if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 Kansas City HVAC professionals at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 a diagnosis of the health of your air conditioner.

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 816-787-0500 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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