According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 60 million Americans suffer from asthma and/or allergies. Most folks think of the great outdoors as the source of most allergens. Pollen and other outdoor nuisances do generate many seasonal allergies, but our homes harbor all sorts of indoor allergens. They cause chronic suffering and asthma, especially for young children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems or auto-immune disorders.

Wondering what’s lurking in your indoor air? With simple everyday activities, we generate all sorts of invisible contaminants like dirt, dust, pet dander, cigarette smoke, and chemicals. All those contaminants build up when your home’s HVAC system pulls them right into your air ducts. Then, those contaminants recirculate throughout your home an average of five to seven times per day! Yikes!

Then there’s mold. It’s perhaps the most bothersome allergen for many Americans. Mold and mildew can lurk all around your home, including in your HVAC system’s ductwork. If left ignored, mold growth can become a serious issue, for the structure of your home and for everyone’s health.

Believe it or not, even if you routinely replace filters, your home’s HVAC system gets really dirty with regular everyday use. Not to mention, your air ducts are a favorite hiding place for dust, dirt, and allergens to linger. Those dirty ducts contribute to larger health issues, especially for those with respiratory conditions, auto-immune disorders, or asthma and allergies. All those indoor air pollutants can also lead to irritated eyes, nose, and throat, as well as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

So many things could be lurking in your indoor air, and ultimately trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, allergens pulled into your HVAC system are a serious issue. Every time you turn on your unit for air conditioning or heating – contaminants and air pollutants spread throughout your home and recirculate multiple times a day!

Cleaning your air ducts properly improves indoor air quality and reduces health problems due to fewer airborne pollutants circulating in your home. We all want our families to breathe clean, healthy air. Here at Clean Air Columbia, we have technicians with advanced training and certification in air ducts cleaning. Contact us so we can restore quality indoor air for you and your family!