Your HVAC system works hard to keep your home in Punta Gorda, FL, feeling omfortable. One major component of it lies hidden behind walls. If you ignore it for too long, it can negatively impact your health and finances. Of course we’re talking about your HVAC system’s ductwork. Read on to learn how dirty ducts can make life miserable.
Dirty Ducts Impact Your Health
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality is one of the biggest threats to public health in the country. When you factor in that most homeowners don’t take steps to prevent poor indoor air quality, you can imagine how dire the consequences.
Professional duct cleaning is a great way to improve your home’s air quality, ensuring your HVAC system isn’t collecting harmful particles and re-circulating them in your home. Dirty ducts can lead to health troubles like:
- Eyes, nose, throat and skin irritations.
- Fatigue, headache and shortness of breath.
- Sinus congestion, coughing, sneezing and dizziness.
- Severe allergy symptoms and asthma.
- Respiratory illness, cancer and even death.
Dirty Ducts Impact Your Finances
When airborne particles like dust, pollen and pet dander accumulate in your ducts, they can inhibit air from flowing freely. As a result, this can strain your HVAC system and cause it to work harder to heat or cool your home. Not only can this lead to higher energy bills, but it can also cause more frequent breakdowns due to extensive wear and tear.
Duct cleaning is an important part of HVAC maintenance, and you should schedule yours every three to five years. The professionals at Executive Cooling and Heating use an advanced air duct cleaning system known as the Roto-Brush. To learn more about how we clean dirty ducts or to schedule a duct cleaning, contact us today.
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