When cleaning the home, few people think about the ducts that run from the HVAC unit to each room of the home. Just like carpets and tables, these ducts become dirty over time. However, homeowners won’t notice that they are dirty unless they look inside of them; this is relatively rare. Dirty ducts can produce a lot of symptoms that homeowners should be on the lookout for.
Sneezing, Coughing, or Allergy Fits
Dust and dirt in the air is a trigger for allergies, and it can cause frequent coughing and sneezing in people who do not have allergies, as well. If the family seems to be sneezing or coughing a bit more than usual, it might be time to check the ducts. AC duct cleaning Bradenton FL can remove years of dust and dirt that might be circulating and building up through the ducts.
Odd, Persistent Odors
For some people, dirty ducts can result in an odd odor that may seem incredibly stubborn. No matter how much the home owner cleans, the smell just seems to come right back after the smell of household cleaners wears off. The dirt within the ducts can trap odor, releasing it throughout the home when the HVAC unit is put into use. Ducts must be thoroughly cleaned if they are the source of the odor, especially if the homeowner wishes to have a fresh smelling home once again.
Excessive dust can occur in many households, especially those with pets and children. With pets, dander, hair, and dust from feed or bedding can contribute lots of dirt and dust to the home. However, in a home without pets or children, it is quite odd to come across lots of dust; especially if the home is located in a region with plentiful rainfall and little dust. If the cause of the dust is puzzling, it is worth investigating the ducts for years of dust buildup.
Air conditioning ducts that have dirt or dust within them can have a lot of symptoms, but many people fail to suspect that this may be the cause of their sneezing fits or persistent home odors. Inspecting these ducts annually can help to prevent these issues.