If You Live in the Metro Area, You Need Air Duct Cleaning
U.S. Air pollution is caused by high ozone levels, pollen, smog, dust, car exhaust and smoking. On average, Minneapolis has 10-17 days a year where the air is considered unhealthy. Unfortunately, while the outside air will eventually improve, the indoor air in your home may not. This is due to a lack of fresh air as well as other factors, including excessive dust, failure to change air filters and not having your air ducts cleaned, which allows small particles, like dust, pet dander, mold spores and other allergens to build-up inside your home.
Dirty HVAC Duct Health Hazards
HVAC systems provide you with comfortable temperatures by heating or cooling your inside air. When they operate, they pull air through your house and push the climate controlled air through your air ducts. If your ducts are dirty, the air moving through them will pick up fine particles, causing them to become airborne.
When fine particles and allergens become airborne, you are more likely to inhale them. This can negatively affect your health. Common symptoms of indoor air pollution include an increase in your headache frequency, trouble breathing, nausea, coughing or excessive sneezing, exhaustion and eye and sinus irritations. If you have Asthma, COPD or another breathing problem, poor indoor air quality can increase your symptoms.
Dirty Ducts and the Operation of Your HVAC Unit
When you have dirty HVAC ducts, they can impact the operation of your air conditioner and furnace. Since your HVAC unit is continuously pulling in air, the airborne particles become trapped in your air filter, which can decrease its expected useful life. If you don’t regularly check your filter, it can become clogged, forcing your HVAC system to work harder. When your unit works harder, it uses more electricity, which can increase your utility bills and cause excess wear and tear on your unit.
Signs You Have Dirty Air Ducts
- Particles Blowing out of Your Air Ducts
- Trouble Breathing or an Increase in Allergy Symptoms
- Visible Filth Inside Your Air Ducts
- Visible Filth on Your HVAC Air Filter
Metro Duct Cleaners is a professional Minneapolis/St. Paul and Surrounding Area duct cleaner. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned, Metro Duct Cleaners will help you. We have duct cleaning equipment that can reach every section of your Minneapolis HVAC home air ducts to provide you with the cleanest ducts possible. For a free quote, contact us at (651) 252-4654.