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Risks of Dirty Air Ducts

The air ducts in your home are your home’s connection to the air outside. Without clean air ducts, you run the risk of health problems impacting those inside your home as well as financial issues associated with higher running costs.

In this latest post, we’ll explore more on the risks associated with running dirty air ducts and what you can do to mitigate these risks in the long-term.

Higher Machine Running Costs

nsplashYour AC and heating systems have high running cost, particularly during the peak cool and hot months of the year.

These costs rise even further in homes with dirty air ducts. Dirt in the air ducts requires the equipment to work harder to push air out into rooms throughout the property.

And this means that more energy is exerted, resulting in lower system efficiency and higher running costs.

Limited Machine Lifetime

Another risk associated with placing your system under significant stress is a limited machine lifetime. Your conditioners and heaters will age quicker, requiring you to consider replacement in the short term.

By not having your air ducts cleaned more regularly, you could end up spending thousands of dollars more on HVAC equipment.

Asthma-Related Problems

Those with asthma will find it more difficult to breathe in homes with dirty air ducts. The ducts will push dust and other allergens out into your living space, potentially exacerbating asthma problems.

This is particularly dangerous for those who use asthma medication or breathing devices on a regular basis.

Sinus Infections


Those who are prone to sinus infections are more likely to experience breathing difficulties in homes where the air ducts aren’t cleaned regularly.

Breathing in the dirty air throughout the day makes it more likely that germs will enter into the person’s sinuses, causing inflammation and then infections over time. The infection can then spread throughout the body, to the lungs,  and potentially causing further damage.

Respiratory Infections

Infections of your respiratory system, particularly your lungs, can have lifelong consequences. And breathing in dirty air from dirty air ducts enhances the chances of your developing a respiratory infection.

Make sure that your ducts are cleaned on a regular basis, and watch out for signs that respiratory infections are developing in those around your home. Our trusted team can help you safeguard your property and those living inside.

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