After you have had your HVAC system off for several months (such as in the spring, or in the fall or winter months) have you ever found an uptake in your allergy symptoms once you reactivate it? Do you sometimes have mild headaches for no reason, or after many years in your home your allergies or asthma have gotten increasingly worse, despite cleaning regularly? The issue you’re having may be with your air ducts. Air duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL is something many homeowners don’t think of doing, but dirty ducts could be making your symptoms worse.
Build up of Dust and Allergens in Ducts
As air is pushed through your furnace, air conditioner, and ducts, some of the particles that go through your HVAC machinery get caught by your filters, but not all of them. Over time these particles that make it through the filters (or come in through the vents), settle in the duct work. After several months of non-use, when you start using your ducts again, the sudden air flow is going to kick up old dust particles and any allergens (pet hair, pollen) that have found their way into the vents. When you start your HVAC up, although it might not be an allergen-rich season, the previous season’s or year’s allergens are ready to bombard your airways, and give you that sneezing fit.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is very important, especially in your home or a building you spend most of your time in. Opening windows can bring in fresh air, but it can also bring in fresh allergens and pollutants depending on where you live, and what time of the year it is. Air duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL helps improve indoor air quality by removing old dirt, debris and allergens that have infiltrated your HVAC system over the course of a year (or more).
Mold and More
Mold can also build up in air ducts, especially in humid weather. But almost worse than mold are animal droppings. Many times if you have a mouse, or other rodent infestation, they use ducting to travel through your home. Small rodents could also die in the ducts, and all these things combined can cause a lot of havoc with your health if particles of bacteria, mold, and so forth are spreading through your home. After any animal, or mold infestation, you should consider air duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL for your home.
Changing Filters and Dust Build Up Affects Your HVAC Equipment
Furnaces and air conditioners, or any part of your HVAC system, needs cleaning because even with filters, dust and debris can still build up. Dust in the wrong places on equipment can make them have to work harder for the same effectiveness, thus increasing wear and tear on moving parts, and increasing your energy bills. Air duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL isn’t just for your respiratory and health benefit, but for the benefit of the longevity of your HVAC equipment.
Air Duct Cleaning in Jacksonville, FL
If you need air duct cleaning in Jacksonville, FL, whether it is time for your regularly scheduled cleaning, or you don’t remember the last time it was cleaned, contact Bold City Heating & Air today. You can schedule an appointment either via our online booking tool or give us a call. We respond promptly, and our technicians are highly trained and certified.