How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Oklahoma City we also have to welcome back something much less pleasant: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a place to get a break from the various discomforts of nature, allergies are often an uncomfortable exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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 distributed and redistributed throughout your house 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 maybe worse.

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 quicker when breathing contaminated air.

The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be adding to your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with enhanced protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Oklahoma City HVAC experts at Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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