A Few Reasons To Get HVAC System Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned

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Have you noticed that the energy costs for your home have been getting higher each time that you get a monthly bill? The problem may stem from within the air ducts of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, especially if you have never invested in hiring a professional to clean them out for you. This article will provide a few of the reasons why getting the air ducts cleaned is something that you should consider for your HVAC system.

Dirty Air Ducts Circulate Allergens

You must understand that an HVAC system is able to pull allergens into the ducts and recirculate them in the air. The amount of allergens circulating in your house continues to accumulate the longer you go without getting the air ducts professionally cleaned. It is not a good idea to leave allergens floating around in your house, especially if anyone in the home has respiratory problems. Inhaling the allergens can cause asthma attacks and make it difficult to breathe even if no one is suffering from a condition like asthma. Allergens like dust and pet hair can also cause your light fixtures, tables and other items in your home to look dirty when they land on them.

There Might Be Mold in the Air Ducts from Humidity

You don't want to live in a home that has mold in the air ducts from humidity because it can be harmful to your health, especially black mold. There are mycotoxins in black mold that can be fatal to everyone living in your home. Even if inhaling the mycotoxins does not cause death, they can cause other symptoms that range from mild to serious. A few of the problems that inhaling mycotoxins can cause include:

  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Eye irritation
  • Congested sinuses
  • Frequent coughing
  • Problems with the immune system

Dirt Inside of Air Ducts Can Cause HVAC System Inefficiency

The reason for your energy costs being higher each month might be because air is having a hard time making it out of the air ducts when the HVAC system is running. There might be a lot of dirt, trash or even rodent carcasses in the air ducts that have created a blockage. There might also be debris on the evaporator coil that is causing system inefficiency, but the coil will be cleaned at the same time as the air ducts depending on who is hired.  Talk to an HVAC technician about duct cleaning as soon as possible.

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