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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.

How Do I Know if I Have Indoor Quality Issues?
Your HVAC system is an integral part of your home, but it may also be the cause of poor indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends checking your system if you’re suffering from the below.
Why Too Much or Too Little Humidity is Bad for Your Home
As HVAC technicians, we want you to know your indoor air quality is important for the well-being of everyone in the household.
What is the Recommended Humidity Level for Your Home?

Your home has an optimal humidity level that's ideal for keeping you cool in the summer. When the cold weather hits and you need to turn on the heat, the humidity level can drop and make you miserable with dry eyes and itchy skin. Our HVAC professional can help you determine the best way to maintain a healthy humidity level for your home.

Humidifier vs Dehumidifier
You have probably come across the term relative humidity. Experts recommend humidity ranging from 30% to 50% to maintain comfort, good health and preserve your home from damage from excess humidity or dryness.
Mold Exposure Symptoms: What You Need to Do

Exposure to mold in homes is a common and potentially dangerous problem, but thankfully one that can be easily remedied. Mold grows in damp environments, so it's often found in old houses or in basements and attics. Inhaling airborne mold spores can cause symptoms even in healthy individuals, and can aggravate pre-existing upper respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma.

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