How Your Air Conditioner can Affect Your Allergies

June 17, 2015

As we welcome back summer to Tulsa we also have to welcome back something much less fun: allergies. While your home is supposed to be a place to get a break from all the discomforts of nature, allergies are often an unfortunate exception. However, routine air conditioner service can help reduce those annoyances and make a noticeable improvement in your comfort.

While most spring and summer allergies are due to the activities of trees, flowers, and grasses, almost all indoor allergies are more often due to conditions already in your home. A troubling array of dust can collect in your home’s air ducts which then get circulated and recirculated 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 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 easier when breathing contaminated air.

The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to you or your family’s allergies is upgrading your air filter to one with more protection against allergens. High efficiency air filters have a MERV rating greater than 14. Jack Nelson 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 lessen your family’s allergy problems or you want more assurance that your air conditioner and ducts are free from dust, microbes, and other air contaminants, call the Tulsa HVAC professionals at Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 top 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 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today.

1 Everyday Health

2 United Allergy Services

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