Are Dirty Vents Bad for Your Health and Home? - The Impact of Poor Air Quality

Dirty air ducts can have a serious effect on both your home and your health. Not only can they make your heating and cooling system less efficient, but they can also cause a range of health issues, such as allergies, asthma, and even respiratory infections. Furthermore, mold and mildew that circulate through the air via dirty air ducts can worsen or cause skin problems, such as eczema, rashes, and hives. Poor air quality can make it difficult to breathe.

Coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath may be symptoms you experience if vermin or decaying mold are present in the ventilation grilles. The American Lung Association warns that inadequate indoor air quality can contribute to the spread of bacteria, infections, and even lung diseases in extreme cases. Since air conditioning units cool your home, condensation often occurs. This is fine if your air conditioning unit is functioning properly, but if it underperforms, ventilation grilles can become a breeding ground for fungi and mold to form.

Do you often wake up with a sore throat? Your air conditioning system could be contributing to itching and irritation. Additionally, cleaning the air ducts will eliminate any unpleasant or musty odors that may come from the vents. We use powerful vacuums and brushes to clean ventilation grilles and ducts that are not available for commercial use. While clean, efficient ventilation grilles won't cause it to recirculate throughout the house, air conditioning or heating units loaded with excess dust could be recirculating pollen and other debris. If you think that your home could benefit from ventilation duct cleaning, contact Sharp today to schedule an appointment or get a quote on the costs of cleaning your home's air ducts.