While we’re all trying to beat the heat, there’s another summer nuisance that many of us have to contend with: allergies. Let’s talk about how your trusty AC system can be your ally in the fight against summer allergens.

Common summer allergens

Before we dive into how your AC can help, let’s identify the usual suspects when it comes to summer allergies:

  • Pollen: Trees might be done spreading pollen, but grasses and weeds are in full swing.
  • Mold spores: The heat and humidity create perfect conditions for mold growth.
  • Dust mites: These microscopic critters thrive in warm, humid environments.
  • Pet dander: With pets spending more time indoors to escape the heat, their dander can build up.

How your AC system can help

Your air conditioning system isn’t just about keeping you cool – it’s also a powerful tool for improving indoor air quality. Here’s how it can help filter out those pesky allergens:

Replace filters regularly

Your AC’s air filter is its first line of defense against allergens. It traps dust, pollen, and other particles as air circulates through your system. But for it to work effectively, you need to replace it regularly. During allergy season, we recommend checking your filter monthly and replacing it every 2-3 months.

Use the right MERV rating

When choosing a replacement filter, pay attention to the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. For most allergy sufferers, a MERV rating of 9-12 is ideal, but even higher can be helpful as long as your AC system is built to handle it. These filters can trap particles as small as 1 micron, which includes most pollen types.

Keep it clean

Regular maintenance of your AC system ensures it’s working at peak efficiency, not just for cooling but also for air filtration. Schedule a tune-up with a Climate Control professional to clean the system thoroughly and check for any issues.

Climate Control: Your partner in clean air

At Climate Control, we understand that Kansas City’s unique environment poses specific challenges when it comes to indoor air quality. Our farming communities and outdoor activities contribute to higher levels of dust and contaminants that can make their way into your home. That’s why we offer a range of advanced air purification solutions to complement your AC system.

Our expert team can install and maintain state-of-the-art air filtration systems, including:

  • Electronic air purifiers: Ideal for homes struggling with dust and larger particles.
  • UV air purifiers: Perfect for tackling biological contaminants like bacteria and viruses.
  • Air Scrubber by Aerus: This NASA-developed technology removes up to 90% of airborne microorganisms, as well as surface contaminants.

We don’t just install these systems – we’re here for the long haul. Our technicians provide regular maintenance, repairs, and replacements to ensure your air filtration system continues to perform at its best.

We’ll work with you to determine the ideal solution based on your specific needs, considering factors like your home’s size, your family’s health requirements, and your existing AC setup. Just contact us online!