The Connection Between Allergies and Duct Cleaning

Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, but many of your problems could be coming from inside your own home.

Your air conditioner’s ducts could be making your allergies a lot worse than they need to be. When those ducts are covered in dust, that same dust ends up blowing through your home each time the A/C runs. Having your air ducts cleaned can make you feel a lot better and relieve your allergy symptoms. Check out some of the undesirable contaminants that could be in your home’s air:

  • Pollen
    Although pollen is more prevalent outdoors, it’s easily tracked into your home on shoes and clothing. Pollen can also enter your home through doors and windows and it gets recirculated when you run the A/C.
  • Dust Mites
    Dust is quick to settle on surfaces, and having your HVAC unit blowing it around constantly can be a big issue for those who suffer from allergies.
  • Smog
    Smog is another contaminant that is associated with being outdoors, but it creeps in through open windows and doors. According to the EPA, indoor air is two to five times as polluted as the air outside.
  • Pet Dander
    Most people consider pets to be part of the family, but they do provide unwanted pet dander as well. An estimated 30% of people have allergic reactions to dogs and cats, and that dander can be easily circulated by dirty ducts.
  • Mold and Mildew
    Moldy ducts are very inviting to mold and mildew which cause many allergy symptoms. Having your ducts cleaned can eliminate these allergens.

Other contaminants that could be hiding in your air conditioners ducts include volatile organic compounds, bacteria, and viruses. Dirty ducts can also produce hot and humid air as well as odors. To schedule an appointment with Wolfers Heating give us a call today at 503-220-1901.