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Your Dirty Air Ducts Are More Dangerous Than You Think

Updated: Aug 10

When it comes to your home cleaning checklist—how often does duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or furnace and air conditioner maintenance make the list? Most Edmonton homeowners overlook these important but easy-to-forget maintenance tasks.

Keep reading to learn why neglecting the quality of your indoor air can have a serious impact on your health.

Can Dirty Air Ducts Cause Health Problems?

If your air ducts are dirty, the dirt doesn’t just cling to the walls of the ducts; it gets released into the air you breathe and recirculated throughout your house. Breathing in air that’s filled with dust, mould, and other allergens can have a detrimental impact on your health—especially if you or anyone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies.

What Causes Excessive Dust In A House?

Excessive dust is generally caused by clogged air filters, dirty air ducts, or a failing HVAC system.

a woman suffering from the effects of poor air quality  hugging a pillow in bed

How Do I Know If My Ducts Need To Be Cleaned?

Be on the lookout for the following tell-tale signs your ducts are in need of professional help:

  • Excessive dust in the house, even after cleaning

  • A musty smell

  • Mould on or around the registers

  • Dust bunnies in the vents

  • Uneven airflow throughout the house

  • Worsening symptoms for allergy or asthma sufferers


Is Cleaning Air Ducts Worth It?

For anyone with allergies, asthma, lung conditions, immune diseases, chronic illness, sensitivity to dust, or who anyone who is simply concerned with the air quality inside their home, then duct cleaning is definitely worth it. But opting for a professional duct cleaning in your Edmonton home can impact more than just your health—it can also help improve the performance of your HVAC system, which can increase its energy efficiency and lower your energy bills—a benefit shared by everyone.


Why Is My House So Dusty In Winter?

There are several reasons why your house could be dusty in winter—the most common being that the air filter on your HVAC system is clogged and needs to be replaced. Warm, dry winter air is more prone to dust, so it’s important to change your air filter regularly. If changing the air filter doesn’t help, dirty air ducts may be to blame.


Maintain the Health of Your Home With Regular HVAC Maintenance

For more information about maintaining the health of your HVAC system, connect with Modern Air & Water today. We provide comprehensive and reliable HVAC services, including furnace and air conditioning installation and repair in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to request a free quote.


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