Texas allergies are frustrating to deal with, especially in the fall. Between the pollen, cedar and other seasonal irritants that can make you miserable, all you want to do is stay inside. But did you know there is also a connection between your allergy symptoms and the air you breathe inside? Unlike the outdoors, indoor allergens are caused by dust, dander and other particulates that circulate through the air ducts in your home. Knowing how to keep your air ducts clean can improve the quality of air inside and help keep you healthier and happier all year long.
Reduce Allergy Symptoms
You know the typical allergy symptoms—runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing and throat irritation. Taking medicine is more like a band-aid when it comes to indoor allergies since that doesn’t address the root cause of your symptoms. Focusing on cleaning your air ducts and vents is more beneficial and can all but eliminate your indoor allergies if done properly with regular home cleaning such as frequently changing air filters, reducing air humidity with an air purifier, and cleaning and vacuuming frequently. Cleaner air ducts can also provide comfort for respiratory compromised individuals who deal with asthma and other afflictions affecting the lungs.
How to Know Your Air Ducts May Need Cleaning
You’ll know a cleaning is needed if you are seeing more dust accumulating around the house, no matter how much or often you clean your surfaces. If it has been more than five years since your air ducts have been installed or cleaned, you can pretty much guarantee that they are in need of a thorough cleaning. A good indication is if your allergies suddenly flare up when your A/C or heater kicks on.
If it seems humid in your home, that may also be an indicator that mold is present in your air ducts, a dangerous condition to be living in as the effects of mold can range from persistent odors to headaches, nausea, and throat and lung irritation.
Not only will you breathe easier, but regular duct cleaning will increase your HVAC efficiency, saving on your monthly electricity bill and increasing the lifespan of your unit.
Aladdin provides professional air duct cleaning services which not only aid in alleviating your worst allergy symptoms, but also help to improve your respiratory health. Our certified experts inspect your ducts and have the equipment needed to safely and efficiently clean them. Give us a call or schedule an appointment to get a head start on improving the air you breathe.