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5 Ways Dirty Air Ducts Can Make You Sick

5 Ways Dirty Air Ducts Can Make You Sick

Whether you live a busy life or just don't understand the impact of letting your air ducts fall towards the bottom of your maintenance list, ignoring duct cleaning creates a wealth of consequences that can affect you and your family. Allowing your HVAC system go to the wayside can create a dirty environment that leads to nasal congestion, dust and dust mites, allergies, and bacteria and viruses to name a few. Let's review some health symptoms that could indicate your air ducts need a little tender-loving-care.

Key Signs Your Air Ducts Are Impacting Your Health:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Throat Irritation
  • Congestion
  • Itchy and Watery Eyes
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Worsening Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Rashes
  • Dry Skin

All of these symptoms could be related to unhealthy build-up from failing to professionally clean your ducts and HVAC system such as pollen, pet dander, mold and mildew, fungi, rodents, insects, bacteria, viruses, and tobacco smoke. In turn, these wreck havoc on your health. Below, we will examine exactly how this build-up can create the health symptoms listed.

Timely cleaning of your air ducts is a simple way to deter and stop health issues from occurring. Pulmonary health conditions as well as breathing disorders are improved when HVAC systems are routinely maintained, according to medical research. This relays to an overall increase in health when proper maintenance is provided.

Increase in Allergies, Skin Disorders, and Cold Symptoms

When the air quality in your home is decreased, allergens, viruses, and bacteria can circulate in the air. This can worsen symptoms of allergies, asthma, and increase the risk of an eczema outbreak. Furthermore, many of the pollutants living in your ducts can present itself as cold symptoms when exposed to children and the elderly.

Unwanted Rodent and Insect Infestations

Through creating a dirty environment where rodents and insects can flourish, these unwanted pests can create a serious health threat outside of the nuisance, often carrying diseases, spreading bacteria, deteriorating your home structure, and even invading your food sources.

Inhibits Proper Functioning for Home Ventilation and Cooling Systems

HVAC systems are essential in filtering your air, which is why it makes sense that when dirt and debris is contaminating it, your chances of becoming sick increases exponentially. Cleaning your air ducts prevents you and your family from breathing in contaminated air and allowing the system to function properly.

Air duct cleaning is essential to home maintenance along with the wellbeing of your family. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above or believe your HVAC system isn't running properly, contact us today!