4 Signs Your Ducted Heating System is Spreading Allergens
An old or poorly maintained ducted heating system can circulate air contaminants that cause allergic reactions or other unpleasant health symptoms. If you start to feel unwell when you turn on your ducted heating system, several airborne allergens could be to blame. This includes pollen, dust, pet dander, mould, mildew, bacteria, viruses, and toxins released by microorganisms. Below are some signs that your ducted heating system may be affected by one of these contaminants.
1. Aggravates Pre-Existing Health Conditions
People with allergies or asthma can experience a severe onset of symptoms whenever a dirty or contaminated ducted heating system is turned on. Contaminants circulating around the indoor air trigger higher risks and longer attacks, making sufferers more ill. Regular air duct cleaning, showing that dirty air ducts can aggravate the conditions of the people with pulmonary health problems.
2. Indoor Spaces are Noticeably Dirtier
If you notice a lot of dust on surfaces around your home, especially after using your ducted heating system, it’s a good sign that the system is playing a role in spreading it. If the air filters in your ducted heating system are dirty and full of dust, then your system is spreading that throughout the indoor environment. Other signs include a noticeable smell of dust or mould.
3. Causes Symptoms of Allergies and Colds
Even people who don’t suffer from allergies or asthma can begin experiencing symptoms when they are around a ducted heating system that is spreading allergens. These symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Shortness of breath
- Watery eyes
- Digestive issues
Older people, children, and those with existing respiratory issues are more susceptible to the effects of airborne contaminants.
4. Triggers Sinusitis
Dust and other contaminants in the air ducts spread throughout indoor spaces with each circulation of your cooling and heating system. Every time you breathe, some of these contaminants enter your nasal passages and work their way into your sinuses, which can cause inflammation and result in infection. Sinus infections are painful conditions that can have adverse effects if left untreated.
Contact Efficient Pure Plumbing for Ducted Heating Maintenance
Regularly cleaning the air ducts is an important part of your home and building maintenance and helps protect your health. If you are having trouble with your ducted heating system, we are more than happy to help with any necessary repairs or replacements, or if you want to arrange an inspection. We have a wealth of parts and equipment at our disposal to quickly identify and solve any issue with minimal disruption to your home or workplace.
We have more than 20 years of experience and have repaired a vast range of old ducted heating and cooling systems. We can diagnose your system for leaks and advise when a system has deteriorated beyond the scope of repair and merits replacing. Give us a call on 03 9792 3261 today or get in touch online.