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What Negative Effects Do Dirty Air Ducts Cause?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

Have you noticed any changes in the health of those living in your home lately? Perhaps someone has been suffering cold and allergy symptoms more than usual. Maybe someone in your home suffers from asthma and his or her symptoms have worsened recently. Spring is officially here so pollens are starting to appear in abundance, but for many people the symptoms could simply be a sign of dirty air ducts.

Your air ducts can hold a lot of different contaminants and those contaminants can cause a lot of problems. First off, having dirty air ducts means the air you’re breathing is also dirty. That dirty air can cause irritation to anyone inside your home, especially to those who already suffer allergies or asthma.

Another negative effect of dirty air ducts is higher energy costs. Because the air ducts are the passageways for all the air in your home they need to be clean and free of debris in order to transfer air easily. The more dirt and other debris that is built up inside your ductwork the harder it is for the air to move. That means your HVAC system will have to work harder in order to push the air where it needs to go. And that will cost you more money.

If your air ducts are dirty you need to get them cleaned. Avoiding the issue will likely lead to more expense down the road. Plus, anyone who is suffering more because of the dirty air in your home will enjoy much cleaner air after your ducts have been cleaned. Please contact us today at Better Air Northwest for a free estimate. Click here or call 503-208-8351 in Portland or 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.

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