As we welcome back summer to Fort Worth we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home is intended to be an escape from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help soothe those annoyances and make a big difference in your comfort.
While the majority of spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, most indoor allergies are mostly due to conditions already in 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. 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 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 quicker with exposure to contaminated air.
The first thing to think about if you think your air conditioner may be compounding your allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with greater protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Stark Services 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 Fort Worth HVAC experts at Stark Services 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 worried your central AC system is not running up to standards, call 817-668-6689 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Stark Services today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services