You probably don’t put much thought into your air ducts beyond their ability to warm or cool your home with the touch of a thermostat. How air ducts work is they push air from your HVAC system throughout your home, regulating the temperature and filling the space with temperate air, but have you ever thought about what could be in that air? Most homeowners spend a great deal of time breathing their indoor air, without putting enough thought into what allergens or particles could be slipping by and being inhaled. 3 reasons why your home needs an air duct cleaning are:
1. Allergies and asthma
If you or members of your family suffer from allergies and asthma, your air ducts could really be exasperating your condition. When even minor or harmless dust particles originating from your air ducts float through the air unseen, they find their way into your lungs, sinuses, and throat irritating already existing conditions or even creating new irritations. You could find yourself with allergy-type symptoms or asthma complications with no known cause, not realizing that the cause is actually hiding in your ducts.
Millions of homeowners across the United States share their home with at least one pet, and many homes even have multiple furry family members sharing their space. Pet hair and pet dander can find itself trapped in your air ducts easily, building up and being scattered across the home as air pushes through the duct. Even for those who have no prior experience with pet dander allergies, these particles can cause irritation and even cold like symptoms when inhaled over long periods of time.
Mold is a pesky and unwanted intruder in any home, and your air ducts are the perfect place for mold to thrive. Moisture in the air creates a damp environment, and the dark secluded duct allows the mold to thrive, and spores are given free reign each time air pushes against the mold on its way through the duct. As these mold spores spread, they can find their way into your respiratory system and onto your belongings, creating a situation where you’re experiencing mold exposure symptoms and putting your property at risk. Regular air duct cleanings help to find, eliminate, and protect your home from mold, so you can rest assured that your air is mold-free.