Your HVAC unit is responsible for proper air ventilation, circulation, and temperature regulation in your home. A neglected HVAC unit will simply cycle and recycle unclean air and can pose significant risks to your health if not maintained. Over time, it’s normal for dust, debris and dander to accumulate in your vents. However, depending on your home environment, certain conditions or factors may contaminate your ventilation system. For this reason, it’s important to monitor your health to ensure that the air quality in your home isn’t causing you harm. Air pollutants are for the most part unseen, so if you are experiencing any signs of poor air quality, it’s best to call an expert.
While effects may vary from case to case, poor air quality exposure can contribute to health risks and worsen pre-existing conditions. The potential adverse health effects include:
When to Call An Expert to Inspect Your HVAC System
Since we tend to spend more time indoors during the colder months, your ducts are intaking more air pollutants than ever. You should never ignore the signs of poor air quality and should call an expert for a consultation if you suspect substantial build-up of dust and allergens. Whether you are scheduling a tune up or a duct cleaning, an HVAC professional has the necessary equipment and experience to successfully treat the problem and help you maintain better air quality in your home.
Simple Ways to Avoid Duct Contamination
While you cannot fully avoid contamination within your ventilation ducts, there are ways to slow down the process. Your home environment will lead to duct contamination eventually, however, performing simple maintenance tasks can prevent serious contamination from occurring. Using high efficiency air filters and changing them often can make a significant impact on your home’s air quality. Vacuuming regularly can also mitigate vent blockage. If you are getting a furnace tune up performed by an HVAC professional, ensure that they are cleaning all components.
Our experienced team at Comfort Solutions HVAC is happy to help clarify any questions or concerns regarding your HVAC unit. Call us at 610-438-9300 or use our online form to get in touch with us today.
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