What happens when you blow dust off an object? It blows back to you, and will usually cause you to cough, sneeze, or even have an allergic reaction.
This is exactly how harmful particles circulate in your home. When your HVAC air blows air through ducts that have dust, these particles will be all around the property, causing your respiratory system to react. And if you have allergies, that spells bad news.
That’s why it’s important to clean dust, allergens, and other contaminants from ducts, as this can help improve air quality, which will reduce allergy symptoms.
Contaminants in Your Ducts
Keep in mind: your indoor air circulates through your HVAC system and ductwork. It can release the following:
- Dust mites: These particles can quickly settle on the surface.
- Pollen: It can be in your clothes and shoes. Pollen can enter your house through open doors and windows.
- Pet dander: Many people have allergic reactions to pets, and your ductwork might be spreading dander throughout your area.
- Smog: This can creep into your home, which is why indoor air may be more polluted than outdoors.
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC): These are harmful gases that are produced by common household items. Your HVAC system can circulate these VOCs through your ducts.
- Mold and mildew: The moisture in your ducts can lead to mold and mildew. Therefore, when you notice your ducts are moldy, it means duct cleaning is necessary.
- Bacteria: Bacteria can get into your system and…