What You Can’t See Can Hurt You!

Duct cleaning can reduce health risks.

How clean is the air in your home? Most people cannot answer this question with any certainty. The truth is there are many contaminants in the air we breathe, which can lead to or aggravate respiratory diseases and illnesses, such as asthma, allergies, a persistent cough or cold, headaches, nausea, and fatigue. And some of those contaminants may be circulating around your house because of a dirty heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Mold, fungi, bacteria and allergens such as dust, pollen and pet dander can collect in your HVAC system and get circulated into the air you breathe, which can have negative consequences for your family’s health. In fact, the American College of Allergy concluded that 50 percent of all illnesses are either caused by, or aggravated by, polluted indoor air.

So you can see the importance of having your HVAC system cleaned regularly. Aside from the health benefits, a clean HVAC system is more effective than a dirty system. It will also run more efficiently, which can reduce your energy bills. And a clean system will be less likely to break down and will have a longer lifespan. With a clean HVAC system, you may also reduce how often you need to dust your home.