Do You Have Allergies or Breathing Problems?
Allergies and Duct Cleaning
Could there be a connection between your sneezing and your HVAC ducts? It wouldn't be the first time that dirty ducts turn out to be the reason behind allergies or breathing problems.
Dust aggravates breathing problems, causing burning eyes, itchy skin and makes allergy problems worse. Health agencies and scientific research claim that airborne dust may be one of the worst causes of health related problems.
Did you know that common house dust is more dangerous than outdoor dust? It has bacteria, pollen, skin flakes, decaying organic matter, pet dander, fungi, mold, hair, dust mites, viruses, textile fibers, residue from chemicals, and many other contaminants.
Allergies and Air Duct Cleaning
When your HVAC blows air through ducts coated in dust, you end up with airborne dust in your home. So it makes sense that cleaning dust, allergens and other contaminants from ducts could improve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms.
Poor air quality in your home or business may lead to a list of health issues. Is anyone complaining about eye, ear and throat irritations? Is there a lot of coughing and sneezing going on?
What the EPA says about allergies and ductwork cleaning
The EPA hasn't offered a blanket endorsement on duct cleaning because of the lack of comprehensive information on allergies and ductwork cleaning. It has recommended that you consider duct cleaning in the following instances:
1) There is substantial visible mold growth on surfaces such as ducts or other components of your HVAC system
2) Ducts are infested with rodents or insect vermin
3) Ducts are clogged with excessive dust or debris and releases these particles into your home from your supply registers
Reducing allergies and ductwork cleaning benefits:
A) Improving air quality by removing contaminates
B) Reducing dust, (One of the main reasons for allergies and duct cleaning). Not from the air but from your furniture and other surfaces.
C) Increase HVAC system efficiency by unclogging your ducts of debris. If dust and other contaminants coat the interior of the ducts it will interfere with the air flow and efficiency. Reduced airflow causes you HVAC system to work harder. Clean air ducts reduce energy costs and help to extend the life of your system.
Do you need Air Duct Cleaning?
If your system has not been cleaned in the last 3 to 5 years it is recommended to be done. If you have allergy issues or breathing problems you may benefit from having your system cleaned out more often, depending on how often the system is used.
Call to speak with an air duct cleaning specialist to get more info.