Since they’re usually hidden away from plain sight, you probably don’t think about your ducts very often. Despite this, they’re one of the most important components of your HVAC system. For a number of reasons, their cleanliness can have a considerable effect on your health!
Common Respiratory Issues
A big part of avoiding problems like the common cold is paying attention to the quality of the air you breathe. Sinus congestion is not a pleasant experience, and the more congested your nasal passages are, the more likely the accumulation of outside material can lead to problems like infections. Dust and other debris from your ducts are significant contributors to these issues. If you want to avoid having to call in sick, keeping your ducts clean is a step in the right direction. Anyone living with asthma knows that air quality is especially critical for health and safety, but it’s important even if you don’t experience a particular condition.
Do you or any members of your family experience respiratory allergies? If symptoms start to become more apparent during spring even if your home is effectively sealed off and insulated, it could be due in part to accumulation of mold or pollen within the ducts of your HVAC system. These can really wreak havoc on anyone who is particularly sensitive and will have an unfortunate effect on day-to-day productivity. While it is, of course, not possible to entirely eliminate all allergens from the average household, allowing the state of your ductwork to get out of hand is one of the most preventable causes of increased allergen presence in your home.
<5>Peace of Mind
Air conditioning isn’t just about keeping the temperature of your interior comfortable, it’s about optimizing air quality and isolating your home from unhealthy airborne material. This can manifest in many forms, from pollen to vehicle exhaust and more. Duct cleaning not only enhances the performance and cost-efficiency of your HVAC system, it gives you peace of mind in knowing that the air your family breathes is safe and well-conditioned. If there’s any place you should be able to breathe freely without concern for dust, mold, or pet hair, it’s your own home!
When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? Climate Change YYC is Calgary’s most dedicated HVAC team. Give us a call at (403) 819-2156 to find out how we can help keep your ducts and your air as pristine as ever!