Dirty air ducts are a common cause of health issues in homes. In humid environments, clean air ducts are more important than normal. Here are some of the dangers of letting your Gulf Breeze, FL, HVAC ducts build up dirt and grime without proper cleaning.
Colds, Sore Throats and Coughing
Buildup in air ducts caused by dirt and dust is a great place for bacteria and germs to grow. This buildup of old skin cells, dander and pollen can lead to common colds, sore throats and more. These pollutants in your home may be the reason for recurring sicknesses.
Allergies and Respiratory Issues
Pollen and other allergens can get stuck on the grime that builds inside of HVAC ducts. Even after allergy season, your ducts could be holding irritants that make you sick. If the air cannot circulate because of years of dirt lining your vents, it can lead to respiratory problems and reduce your indoor air quality.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of illnesses like fatigue, headaches and eye irritation. Even more concerning, poor air quality worsens the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Insect and Rodent Nesting
Severe lack of cleaning can form the perfect place for pests. Rodents or insects may find a home inside your dirty air ducts and nest there. This can lead to further infestation in your home that can extend into other areas.
Benefits of Having Your Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned has many benefits. Some of them include:
- Improved efficiency of your HVAC system
- Less allergens and irritants circulating in your home
- Reduced chances for rodent or insect infestation
- Better indoor air quality
- No risk of DIY solutions that may spread dirt around
Proper duct cleaning is important to make sure that your home and family stay healthy. Contact Lunsford Air Conditioning & Heating to schedule your home’s duct cleaning today.
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