As we welcome back summer to Toronto 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 numerous discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unpleasant exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help ease 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, almost all indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions found within your home. Different types of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get sent throughout your house 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 maybe worse.
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 with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to consider 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. Service Experts Commercial HVAC 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 Toronto HVAC pros at Service Experts Commercial HVAC 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 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 running up to standards, call 905-453-6700 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Service Experts Commercial HVAC today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services