Most Americans spend over 90 percent of their lives indoors. They breathe air that is confined within their HVAC system. In most homes and most workplaces, people rarely open their windows. The result is that the air can become quite stuffy. If the air ducts are not cleaned, here are some of the disadvantages that you may face.
It Causes Reduced Air Circulation
There are many reasons that can cause reduced air circulation within an HVAC system. However, one of the major reasons for reduced air circulation is dust accumulation. When a system is not cleaned over a long period, the dust builds up and creates choke points within the system. To ensure that issues with reduced air circulation are eliminated, a complete cleaning of the system needs to be conducted.
It Increases the Chances of People Suffering From Allergies
Air ducts are a major source of dust and pollen that causes allergies. Studies show that children are especially vulnerable to allergies. A recent study revealed that if children do not encounter asthma triggers in the first four years of life, they might never develop asthma later in life.
It Raises the Chances of Poisonous Mold Invading a Home
Poisonous mold is quite hard to get rid of. If ignored, it can cause serious illnesses and even fatalities. One of the places where poisonous mold hides, is in the ductwork. When the ducts are not cleaned for years, it provides the mold spores with a great place to hide and grow. After the ductwork has been cleaned, an anti-microbial substance should be sprayed into the ductwork. It helps to reduce the chances of mold repopulating the house after it has been thoroughly removed from the house.
It Could Raise the Cost of Maintenance for Your HVAC System
HVAC systems are usually fitted with filters. However, if your ducts are clogged with dust, it could mean that you have to replace them quite often. Besides that, since, the system may be forced to overwork because of the dust, it may mean that its lifespan is reduced significantly.
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