Everyone knows that it is important to protect against the risks of outdoor pollution. That is why one of the biggest issues today is the fight to protect the environment from these dangers, yet few people know that they are more likely to get sick from the pollutants which are already within their homes than those outside their doors.


Hazards Hiding in Your HVAC System

There are many possible pollutants hidden inside a dirty vent. Allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, or pollen may lurk deep inside your system, ready to make you and your family feel miserable. Allergens are bad enough, but the real health danger from filthy vents comes from bacteria, mildew, and mold. Your home's air-conditioning ducts are the perfect breeding ground for these types of microorganisms because they thrive in damp, dark and cool environments.


The type of microorganisms which result in bacteria. Mildew and mold in your vents can make you seriously sick. If you notice any of the symptoms commonly associated with these kinds of indoor pollutants, you should speak with your health care provider immediately. These symptoms include red and dry eyes, upper respiratory issues like asthma and headache, flu-like symptoms, fatigue, and skin rash and other serious reactions. 


Prevent Your Family From Becoming Sick

You can help your family from becoming ill by having the vents in your home inspected every year by a certified HVAC provider. Your service provider will help you to determine if a complete cleaning of your system is necessary. Many homeowners ask their service providers to inspect their ducts during their homes' routine annual HVAC maintenance.


But you don't have to wait until your yearly serving. If you notice you or your family are developing any of the symptoms associated with dirty vents, you should ask for an inspection. Most service providers will inspect your ductwork for a nominal charge. The sooner you treat any issues, the quicker your family's health will improve.


Other Benefits of Cleaning Your HVAC System

A clean HVAC system has many benefits besides improving your family's health. A clean duct:

●        Reduces heating and cooling costs.

●        Helps to rid your home of unpleasant smells.

●        Improves your system's' efficiency.


Homeowners in the Twin City area who are thinking about cleaning their HVAC system should contact Dust Doctors. Dust Doctors offers a deep clean process which is 100% guaranteed to remove harmful dust and debris from your vents. Learn more by calling 651-319-9777, or contact us online for a free quote.

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