Well, to be honest, it wouldn’t be the first time that dirty ducts turn out to be the culprit behind air conditioning allergies. Below is the connection between your allergies and duct cleaning.
When your air conditioner blows air through ducts coated in dust, you end up with airborne dust in your home. All that dust has to go somewhere, and where it ends up is all over your home! YUCK!
Poor air quality in your home will create a laundry list of nagging health issues. Is anyone complaining about eye, ear and throat irritations? Is there a lot of coughing and sneezing going on? How about headaches and dizziness? Well, dirty ducts are probably the culprit!
Ever wonder what is hiding in your homes duct work? Below is just a few of the undesirables that could be there
DUST MITES – It’s impossible to keep our homes dust-free when air ducts are spewing out dust particles. Those particles quickly settle on surfaces. Dust is a big problem for allergy sufferers.
POLLEN – It’s tracked in on your clothes, shoes, etc. or can enter your home through open windows and doors. It’s another allergy sufferer’s enemy and it flies around your home through your duct work
PET DANDER – We love our pets, but maybe not all the stuff they bring into our home. It’s estimated that 3 in 10 people have allergic reactions to cats and dogs and your ductwork might be spreading dander throughout your space.
SMOG – If you think once you shut your door, you’re safe from outdoor pollutants, think again. Pollutants creep into your home. In fact, the EPA says indoor air is at least 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside!
MOLD AND MILDEW – Moisture in your ducts can lead to mold and mildew. When looking into allergies and duct cleaning, if your ducts are moldy, duct cleaning is needed. Mold is responsible for many allergy symptoms.
BACTERIA AND VIRUSES – If bacteria and viruses get into your home, they can circulate throughout your indoor space via air ducts and make people sick. If you or someone in your home has been battling any flu or colds, it would be a good idea to get your ducts cleaned.
Now that we have addressed and talked about all the scary things in our homes duct work, it’s important to know that there is help! To make sure your homes air is safe and clean and scheduled air duct cleaning appointment is all you need! Here are just a few things you can except when you get your duct work cleaned.
Improve air quality by removing contaminants from ducts your homes overall air quality will improve.
Eliminate odors by ridding your ducts of mold, mildew, rodent droppings and other nasty things you home will smell fresh and nice scents will last longer.
Reduce dust (one of the primary reasons for allergies and ductwork cleaning). Not only from the air, but from your furniture and other surfaces. Who doesn’t love dusting less!
Increase HVAC system efficiency by unclogging your ducts of debris. Dust and other stuff coats ducts which interfere with airflow. Reduced airflow causes your system to work longer and harder. Clean air ducts reduce energy costs and extend the life of your system.