As we welcome back summer to Hilton Head Island we also have to welcome back something far less fun: allergies. While your home should be an escape from the various 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 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 sent throughout each and every room 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 in the presence of contaminated air.
The first thing to consider doing if you think your air conditioner may be contributing to 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. Epperson 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 Hilton Head Island HVAC pros at Epperson Service Experts to schedule air conditioner service now. A licensed and experienced technician will be at your home in no time 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 highest 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 843-619-3781 or use our online scheduling form to set up an air conditioner service with Epperson today.
1 Everyday Health
2 United Allergy Services