How Dirty Ductwork Can Damage Your Home Comfort

Air ducts become dirty from more than just dust and pollen. Allergens, smoke by-products, pet and human dander, rodent and pest droppings, and other contaminants accumulate in the ductwork. Dirty air ducts decrease your home comfort and indoor air quality. Here are three of the top reasons dirty ducts need to be addressed.

1. Restricted Airflow

Dirty ductwork restricts airflow from your heating and cooling systems, which is not only bad for the system, but it also reduces your home comfort. The system won’t be able to effectively cool or heat your home due to the restricted airflow. It may take longer for the heating and cooling systems to reach the thermostat’s set temperature, resulting in higher energy bills.

This problem also causes increased wear and tear on your heating and cooling units. You might have to replace them sooner than expected. They may also require more frequent repairs because of the excessive strain.

Certified Service is a heating and cooling company in Burbank, CA, that offers maintenance for heating and cooling systems. Just as your ducts need to be cleaned, the actual healing and cooling systems need to be cleaned, too, for maintaining home comfort.

2. Unpleasant Physical Symptoms

Dirty ducts can cause you or others in your household to have uncomfortable physical symptoms such as sore throat, congestion, frequent coughing or sneezing, difficulty breathing, headaches, rashes, hives, and lethargy. Some people are more sensitive to the pollutants within the ducts, so not everyone in your household will necessarily show physical symptoms.

3. Worsens Existing Health Conditions

If you or anyone in your household has an existing health condition like asthma, allergies, or lung-related problems, then dirty ductwork can worsen their symptoms and trigger more frequent attacks. Keeping the ducts clean is essential for improving their home comfort as much as possible.

Certified Service is a family-owned business that has been around for over 40 years. We have factory-trained and NATE-certified technicians who are skilled at accurately diagnosing and repairing heating and cooling systems. They can install new systems as well. We also have indoor air quality specialists if you want to check the quality of your indoor air. We can provide trusted, proven solutions for you. We look forward to serving your home comfort needs. Contact us to discuss your indoor air quality or schedule maintenance, repair, or installation of a heating or cooling system.

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