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Keeping your air ducts clean is extremely important, particularly with spring allergens at a high right now. Airborne contaminants, such as pollen, dust mites and pet dander, are drawn through the duct work of your central air conditioning system, and they have the potential of trigger respiratory problems large and small.
The goal with your AC unit always is to improve your indoor air quality, which refers to the value of air within your home as it relates to the health and comfort of you and your family. Poor indoor air quality could mean an unscheduled visit to your doctor or allergist, which means extra, unplanned money spent.
A clean furnace or air conditioner and clean air ducts serve as a basic answer to avoiding the allergens and contaminants that can play on your respiratory system. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, having proper indoor air quality in a home is one of the top five health concerns nationwide. Thorough duct cleaning is an excellent way to make sure your indoor air quality is safer.
Have your air ducts cleaned if you spot visible mold inside the duct or around components of your cooling system. It’s good to have your ducts cleaned regularly, as insects and vermin that frequent these areas can leave feces. Excessive amounts of dust, debris and random particles can clog your ducts, which also plays a role in poor indoor air quality.