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Regular Duct Cleaning Helps With Allergies

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The spring allergy season has established itself without a doubt, and for many people the extra sunshine isn’t worth the extra pollen that’s floating around the air. If you have found yourself sneezing more frequently over the last few weeks, it might be worth looking into having a duct cleaning.

Allergies and Ducts: What’s The Link?

To fully look at the connection between duct cleaning and allergies, consider this scenario:

You’re at home, minding your business, not sneezing. Someone opens your window and throws in a bunch of dirt, and they have a fan blowing to make sure it gets everywhere. You’re sneezing now, and quite a lot.

Now, obviously no one is actually going to throw dirt into your home but think of dirty HVAC ducts as that person with the fan. When your ducts aren’t cleaned regularly, they end up pumping dust and dust mites throughout your home, wreaking havoc for anyone with dust allergies. In addition to dust, you can expect pet dander, bacteria, viruses and mold spores to join the air you’re trying to breathe!

Dirty Ducts Affect Your Air Quality

Dirty ducts can negatively impact the way you and your family feel day-to-day. This may be in small, ignorable ways at first, but months or years of low air quality in your home can leave you feeling permanently under the weather.

Poor air quality can contribute to an arm’s length list of health problems, including:

  • Ear, eye, and throat irritations
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches

Keep in mind that all of the air in your home is circulated by your HVAC system, and usually five to seven times every day, so it’s important to make they are fit to perform that function! You don’t have to live with terrible allergies and nagging health concerns, and regular duct cleaning can help you avoid this.

When Do You Need To Consider Duct Cleaning?

In general, we recommend cleaning your ducts regularly every three to five years, but there are some cases where you may need more frequent maintenance. If you are allergic to cats but couldn’t resist getting a furry companion, for example. Having excess pet dander removed from your ducts can help prevent any allergy symptoms from becoming unbearable. Another case would be if you or family members have asthma, as low air quality can increase the frequency of asthma attacks.

The duct experts here at Art Plumbing, AC & Electric recommend you schedule a spot clean if any of the following happens:

  • Damage occurs to your home or HVAC system directly
  • You find extra dust on the furniture and floors, no matter how much cleaning you do
  • Any signs of mold are visible inside the duct system
  • You have a pest infestation you’ve recently addressed
  • Your home experiences water contamination
  • You experience an increase in cooling costs (a sign your AC system is not working as efficiently as it should)

Quality Duct Cleaning With Art Plumbing, AC & Electric

Allergies don’t have to cramp your style. By clearing out excess dust and pet dander from your ducts you can breathe a little easier. Furthermore, your HVAC system will run more efficiently and pump clean air.

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric is equipped with all the right tools to get your ducts squeaky clean in no time! And by using our preventative maintenance service programs you can steer clear of expensive emergency cleaning. Additionally, you’ll know exactly what’s going on in your HVAC system.

So, you aren’t sure when last your HVAC ducts were cleaned? If you’ve been experiencing the allergy-hassles that spring and summer bring, call our home comfort specialists at 1-800-475-1504 and set up a duct inspection. Let’s clear the air – book your duct cleaning today!

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