Air duct cleaning is important to your health.
Filters in HVAC units only trap so much debris that floats in the air. Micro particles can bypass the filter and become lodged in the HVAC ducts. Another problem is condensation which can lead to the development of mold colonies within the duct system.
Mold can lead to many allergic reactions some of which are quite dangerous. In the period of time when an HVAC unit is not used, say fall or later spring, dust and mold spores dry up and are pushed out of the system when it is started. We've all heard the stories of toxic mold. Both dust and mold can lead to severe allergies.
Not all HVAC systems have sealed ducts. That means that rodents like mice and rats can get into the system. Hantavirus is a pulmonary disease that is caused by exposure to the dried fecal matter left by rodents. This is a disease that has no cure. A recent outbreak occurred in Yosemite National Park, and serves to illustrate yet another reason why HVAC ducts should be cleaned.
Duct cleaning is a way to reduce the volume of indoor air pollutants. It is a way to help people reduce the amount of allergens that the breath, Quality companies who offer this service can also test your air and how you what you are breathing. This can be an important diagnostic tool to see if you need to have your ducts cleaned.
If it's been a while since you've had a pro to come out and do an air duct cleaning job at your house, it's time to call Comfort Services at 803-772-4490.