It’s the season of sneezing, coughing, and picking up germs. It may seem that no matter what you do to avoid getting sick, it’s possible. Did you know that the air in your home could be one of the reasons you and your family have the sniffles? Poor indoor air quality is a real issue that might be causing discomfort to you and your family.

Dirty air ducts allow dust and viruses to stay within your home all season long. Indoor air quality is a concern whatever the season, but it’s particularly important during the winter when less fresh air is circulating in your home.

Worst News Than the Common Cold

The common cold and symptoms like it are certainly annoying and can make a person feel lousy for several days. However, what’s worse is what your dirty air ducts could be doing to your heating and cooling bills, the cleanliness of your home and how fresh your home may smell to you and your visitors.

1. Heating and Cooling Your Home Is Less Efficient

Every house is designed to only have one machine to move air around and that is your HVAC system. As airborne particles become trapped in your vents, the ability for air to move becomes less efficient. Cleaning and maintaining your duct work can help.

2. What’s That Smell?

When your HVAC system hasn’t been cleaned in a while, mold and other particulates can accumulate and grow inside the duct work. If you’re noticing an odd or musty smell coming from your vents, it’s probably time to clean them.

Once the particulates in your duct work are blown out into your living space, it can get into carpet and furniture fibers to create more musty smells.

3. Your air quality becomes worse.

According to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.” Poor indoor air quality may cause symptoms such as watery eyes, sneezing, and could make asthma symptoms and allergies to become worse.

How can I prevent this from happening to me and my family?

Hire the experts to clean your duct work! At Enviro-Air we come with more than 20 years of combined experience. Our knowledgeable technicians effectively clean and sanitize your system to get rid of the dust and contaminants that are causing your family discomfort. We are NADCA, National Air Duct Cleaners Association, certified to provide air duct cleaning for HVAC systems.

Having clean vents can have a positive impact on indoor air quality, energy saving, and the general dust levels in your home.

If you’re interested in learning more about your HVAC system and our services, contact us today!