We often take the air we breathe for granted. If you’re asthmatic, though, you know every breath is precious.
Everyone wants to be healthy and keep their family healthy. However, not everyone realizes the risk that HVAC-borne germs can pose for their loved ones. Efforts to combat HVAC germs in hospitals have drawn media attention because antibiotic-resistant germs have begun to appear in the air in hospitals and because hospitals are designed to house people who are sick and thus contagious.
Your home HVAC system works hard to keep the flow of fresh air moving. When dust and grime build up in your ducts, it affects your system’s ability to keep fresh air moving in an effective, efficient manner. If you think of your HVAC ducting as a highway that runs through the home, dirty ducts are like slow-moving traffic that keeps you from where you need to be.
Sometimes, the effects of dirty air ducts can be subtle. Here’s what you should watch for and why it’s important to call in a duct cleaning specialist for regular service.
When we think of poor air quality, we may have associations of contaminants such as heavy metals from the freeway, factory emissions or that semi-truck blocking our view with black smoke coming out its top — mostly things that happen outdoors.
Topics: air filteration
Any home or structure that has conditioned air running through duct work also has an air filter that needs to be changed regularly.