How to Avoid Allergies03/19/2014 Back To Blog
Dirty air ducts are not an imminent threat to your health but they can surely deteriorate an already bad health or cause some allergies. At this point, we can all agree that filthy ducts are not the only sources for the contamination of the indoor air and, in fact, dust would even adhere to the walls of the duct panels and may never enter your room. Though, who can be absolutely certain that his allergies are not caused by dirty ducts? Who can really advocate that air duct cleaning won't make a difference to the quality of the indoor air? Is there anyone who wants to take his chances with the health of his children?
Clean air ducts frequently
It is obvious that apparent signs of health aggravation should walk you right to the decision for air duct maintenance. Don't forget that your living conditions and, thus, your health will also be subject to other problems caused by failure to clean the ducts on time. So, clean the ducts if:
- Your health is deteriorating the minute you walk into your house.
- You find insects or suspect there are rodents in the ducts.
- There are bad odors in the house, especially when you turn on the air conditioner.
- There is too much dust in the house even after HVAC maintenance.
These are all indications that the ducts are very dirty. After all, ducts are out of sight and they are not cleaned often. Due to high humidity, which is also reinforced by absence of air duct repair, and constant airflow high amounts of dirt is concentrated inside the panels and create mold, too. Such dirt will create microorganisms and bacteria, which will pass through the HVAC system to your house and the ducts will be infested by insects. Mold will contaminate the air delivered in your room and you'll sense musty odors all over the house. If you fail to replace air duct filter on time or clean it systematically, the particles will find a clear way into your house. In this case, who is to say that your health won't be threatened? Dirty ducts may not be the only reason but it's certainly one of the most basic ones.