Have you or your family members been suffering from itchy eyes, sneezing or chronic coughing? Are you feeling unwell inside your own home? Your air ducts could be to blame. While their main job is to deliver air throughout different areas of your home, dust, chemicals and pet dander often come along for the ride. The result? Health issues that can often be traced back to dirty ducts.
What Causes Dirty Ducts?
It all begins with a dirty air filter. If you can’t remember the last time you cleaned or replaced your HVAC filter, do so immediately. Dirty filters can allow things like dust, pollen, pet dander and other toxic pollutants to flow through your ducts and into the air you breathe. On top of that, it’s not uncommon to find mold spores, fungi and even rodent feces trapped inside your HVAC system.
Health Issues Associated With Dirty Ducts
- Difficulty breathing
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Hives or rashes
- Throat irritation
Benefits of Clean Ducts
Have a professional pay a visit to check out and clean out your air ducts every 3 – 5 years to combat the health issues listed above and to help keep your HVAC system in good working order. After all, clean ducts can help you save on energy bills while lowering the likelihood of respiratory and allergy problems.
At Rusk Heating & Cooling, we provide thorough expert duct cleaning so the air circulating inside your home is clean, conditioned and filtered properly. Give us a call today at (513) 771-4040 to learn more about our duct cleaning services.