Can a dirty air filter and air ducts make you sick? - Lindstrom Air Conditioning - South Florida HVAC

Can a dirty air filter and air ducts make you sick?

Dirty air filter

There is a lot of “stuff” floating in your air and inside your air filter. With a microscope, you’d find pollen, dust, fungal spores, possibly tobacco debris, pet dander, and the list goes on. While this is disgusting enough to scare any homeowner, can these particles cause illness? Can a dirty air filter and air duct make you sick?

Changing your air filter and leaning on experts like those at Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing to clean your air ducts are some of the simplest things you can do to improve your air quality. When you neglect these tasks, dirt, and bugs can cause health concerns for your South Florida home.

You or your family may experience the following symptoms from a dirty air filter or air ducts:

  • Respiratory infections
  • Worsened allergies or asthma
  • Frequent sinus infections
  • Frequent colds, sneezing, and watery eyes

 If an air filter becomes clogged, poor circulation will result. This could cause unwanted moisture to stick around and invite mildew, which is a pain to remove and can come with long-term health complications.

Besides health challenges, dirty air filters and ducts cause increased utility bills from decreased airflow and unpleasant fumes and odors.

The good news is, you can improve your home’s air quality quickly as it takes just seconds to change an air filter. If you aren’t good at remembering this task, call up the Lindstrom team, and we’ll be happy to take the job off your hands. While you’re at it, schedule a whole-house duct cleaning as well.

A Lindstrom Air Conditioning professional whole-house duct cleaning uses specialized tools to dislodge dirt and debris in airflow systems, followed by a thorough sanitizing process. This service can kill germs and bacteria, remove dust from your home, improve your system’s efficiency and improve the overall smell of your home.

Call (800) 813-1824 to schedule your appointment today and give your family the gift of cleaner air.

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