As homeowners, we all know that preventative HVAC maintenance and inspections are critical to the overall performance of your heating and cooling system. In addition, proper routine maintenance contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and functionality of your system while also minimizing health related issues and illnesses that can affect your family. Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling our team of dedicated professionals want our clients to understand that a dirty HVAC system can pose a health threat to your family and is something that should be avoided.
Our team is steadfast in our commitment to provide all our valued clients with the highest quality heating and cooling products and services, and that certainly includes providing clients with insight and data needed about maintaining healthy atmospheres in your home.
HEALTH ISSUES THAT CAN RESULT FROM A DIRTY HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM
- To begin with, clogged air ducts in your system can contribute greatly to health issues. When the air ducts in your home become clogged, whether with dead rodents, dander, debris, dirt or any other pollutants over an extended period of time, the air quality in your home can be drastically affected. Mold and bacteria begin to grow within your ducts causing your HVAC system to blow all the germs into your living space, spreading the bacteria throughout your home. The released bacteria and mold spores can certainly contribute to a number of health issues such as coughs, bronchitis, and even pneumonia.
- Dirty ductwork can also contribute to respiratory infections and a variety of allergies. When the ductwork in your cooling system contains bacteria, germs, mold, dust, dirt, and other pollutants and microbes, allergic reactions can often be triggered in family members. From congested noses, irritated lungs, watery eyes, and chronic coughs, the health conditions can be many.
- A dirty heating and cooling system can also maximize asthma attacks in family members. As we all know, asthma can affect children of all ages and adults when they come in contact with polluted air, various contaminants, and smoke. Asthma is a serious health condition that can be life threatening, which is why it is so important to perform proper HVAC maintenance and inspections to ensure the safety of your family members who suffer with this difficult disease.
HOW TO AVOID THE HEALTH RISKS
One of the simplest techniques to avoid potential health risks is to change your system air filters regularly. Clean air filters keep your cooling system fresh and helps to keep your system operating at peak performance levels. Clean air filters contribute to an HVAC system that not only runs effectively, but efficiently, and helps to conserve energy and save money as well. Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling, we highly recommend you change your air filters, at minimum, every two months.
In addition, you should have your air ducts inspected and cleaned every 4-5 years, depending upon the number of occupants in your home- including pets. An annual inspection and system checkup should be performed as well to ensure that the air quality in your home is safe. That’s where our certified techs come in.
THE PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST
Our specialists stand ready to meet your every heating and cooling need. From routine maintenance, annual inspections and system checkups, to duct work cleaning, duct sealing, and typical repairs, you can always rely on us. Summer is in full force, so don’t delay. Reach out to our team and schedule your routine HVAC maintenance today. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the highest quality HVAC products and services season after season, year after year!