Routine inspections and maintenance are critical to the performance of your air conditioning system and help contribute to its functionality, efficiency and in preventing health issues and illnesses for your family. A dirty cooling system can certainly pose a number of health issues much like the bacteria and germs that are easily transmitted from child to child in the school and daycare atmospheres.
With that said, the skilled professionals here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC want to share some important facts about keeping your home and living space free from illnesses and health conditions. Here at M&A HVAC Services you are our number one priority which is why we are steadfast in our commitment to provide all our valued clients with the highest quality products and services, and that includes insight needed about the atmospheres in your home and the dangers of a dirty cooling system.
- For starters, the air ducts in your home can become seriously clogged with all sorts of dander, debris, dirt and other pollutants over an extended period of time. Your ductwork can even be housing dead rodents as well that certainly generate a great deal of germs and bacteria. Whenever any of these elements are present in your cooling system ductwork mold and bacteria begin to grow. When this occurs, your HVAC system will blow these elements into your living space and spread the spores throughout. These bacteria or mold spores can cause irritation to the lungs resulting in chronic coughs, bronchitis and even pneumonia.
- Yet another danger to be aware of is that of chronic allergies and even respiratory infections. Often times family members haven’t even a history of ever suffering from allergies and then all of a sudden they find themselves spending a good deal of time in the doctor’s office. This is the result of dirty ductwork in your home. When your cooling system ductwork is clogged with any number of bacteria or pollutants it will trigger allergic reactions in individuals. Reactions such as irritated lungs, congested noses, and watery eyes are very common symptoms that dust and dirt particles and other microbes are present, causing a dirty cooling system and bacteria and/or mold infested ducts.
- Another more serious side effect of a dirty cooling system is that of asthma attacks. Asthma can affect children of all ages as well as adults who come in contact with polluted air, contaminants and even smoke within your home. If you have family members who already suffer from asthma, then rest assured a dirty system and infested air ducts are going to make it worse, not to mention they can actually be the primary cause of new asthma conditions. We all know how serious asthma can be and that in many cases the only treatments or cures for asthma are prescribed medications. To avoid having family members encounter these type of medical issues, be sure to have routine inspections and maintenance performed on your cooling system to ensure that it is clean and clear of contaminants, dirt, dander and other pollutants.
There are a number of simple tasks you can perform to avoid these dangers including changing your air filters regularly. This is one of the best options for keeping your cooling system clean and functioning properly and at peak performance levels. Clean air filters allow your system to run effectively and efficiently and, over time, will save you money. For best results, the team here at M&A HVAC Services highly recommends you change your air filters every two months or even sooner if need be.
We also suggest you have your system air ducts cleaned approximately every 5 years. This is dependent upon the number of people living in your home and how many, if any, pets you have. Outside pollution can contribute to dirty air ducts as well and should be taken into consideration when determining how often to clean your air ducts. You should also get in the habit of having an annual inspection and thorough check up of your AC system performed. This inspection and checkup will help to ensure that vents are not being blocked and that airways are not being obstructed.
It is important to take necessary steps to avoid a dirty cooling system and to protect your family and pets. Whatever your HVAC needs may be, whether routine maintenance, annual inspections and checkups, system duct work cleaning, repairs or any other HVAC system services, remember to reach out to the pros here at M&A HVAC Services, LLC. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with state of the art, affordable HVAC products and services season after season, year after year!