- This could result in poor airflow throughout the home.
- Strain on furnace because it has to work harder.
- Dust accumulation on surfaces.
- Possibility of mold, spores and bacteria growing in ductwork.
Have you found yourself or family members more prone to allergic reactions and flare-ups recently? Does it always seem like you have nasal irritations, throat congestion or watery eyes? If so, you might be inhaling pollutants while inside the safety of your own home and not be aware of it. Your ventilation system could be breeding ground for dust mites and a receptacle for millions of dust particles, pollen, dander, mold and mildew spores. When you inhale the air inside your house you also inhale these contaminants, making you that much more susceptible to respiratory illnesses and allergy flare-ups.
If duct cleaning is done properly, your system should be cleaned every 5 years. However, if any of the following factors come into play you may have to get your ducts cleaned before the recommended time.