Spring is in the air and so are spring allergens; but as bad as the pollen floating around outside can be for your allergies or asthma, did you know that indoor allergens can actually be worse? That’s why it’s important for you to get a company you trust for your air conditioning repair in Frisco TX to give your unit a thorough going-over to make sure that it’s functioning correctly and that you’re using the right air filters to keep allergens from circulating throughout your home.

HVAC Indoor Air Quality

Common indoor allergens like mold, pet dander, dust mites, cockroach droppings and pollen can become airborne and, when you breathe them in, they can trigger an allergic reaction. This is especially bad for children or the elderly who have severe allergies or asthma. Because it takes in and expels air into your home, your air conditioning system can both harbor and spread many of these allergens that cling to the ducts, vents and other components.

Regular AC maintenance by the company who handles your air conditioning services will allow the technician to spot mold growth so that it can be remediated. If you spot signs of mold around ducts and vents or on any of the AC components, call Chrome for help.

You may require a thorough duct cleaning in addition to your regular check-up. One of the most important things you can do to keep allergens to a minimum inside your home is to check and change air filters regularly – usually once a month.

Choosing the Right Air Filter

When you purchase air filters for your home, make sure to take note of their MERV ratings.

MERV or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value is a rating system devised by The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and it lets you know how much filtration you’re going to get from your air filters.

  • The least expensive filters are flat-panel filters and they usually carry a MERV rating of 1 to 4.
  • Pleated or medium-efficiency filters have a higher MERV rating, between 5 and 13.
  • There are filters that filter smaller particulates and carry higher MERV ratings – 14 to 20 – but these put too much strain on the average home air conditioner.

For that reason, you should choose a medium-efficiency, pleated filter for your home unit.

Air Conditioning Maintenance near Plano & Frisco TX

If you need advice about the right filter for your Plano area home, especially if you or someone in your family suffers from severe allergies, call us at Chrome Heating & Air Conditioning at (469) 252-0599. We can give your unit a spring check-up and take care of any air conditioning repair service near Plano that you might need.

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