If your heating system has ever turned on and you’ve noticed a little bit of dust or debris fly away from the vent or poor airflow from your vents, you may have dirty air ducts. Dirty air ducts don’t just affect airflow in your Georgetown, TX, home. Here are five ways dirty air ducts cause trouble for you and your loved ones.

Excessive Dust

When your ducts are dirty, the dust doesn’t stay in your ducts. It circulates in the air of your home, collecting on tables, toys and other surfaces, as well as your electronics, resulting in the need for air purification products.

Higher Utility Bills

Excessive dust buildup in your air ducts causes your HVAC system to work harder to heat your home. In turn, this raises your utility bills past their normal level as you’re using more energy. Regular duct cleaning saves you money on your bills.

Poor Air Quality

Dirty air ducts aren’t just an issue for your home’s indoor air quality; they’re an issue for you and your family’s health. Dirty air ducts increase allergy and asthma triggers and cause other health issues such as headaches, nosebleeds, itchy eyes and fatigue.

Premature HVAC Failure

If your ducts aren’t clean, your HVAC system will work harder, which increases the wear and tear on your system. In turn, this shortens the lifespan of your HVAC system and increases the need for costly repairs and extra maintenance.

Unstable Moisture Levels

Ducts with dirt buildup block airflow, which increases moisture levels within the air ducts. This causes moisture buildup within the air ducts, resulting in biological growth.

Maintaining clean air ducts is essential for you and your home. The best way to avoid a problem is with regular maintenance. Contact AC Pros Air Conditioning & Plumbing today to request an appointment for our professional duct cleaning services.

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