Air duct with dust on intake

Dirty Air Ducts Can Affect Your Health

Not having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis can cause poor indoor air quality in your home. This can lead to serious health issues for you or your family. 

Dirty ducting can cause:

  • Respiratory illness

In general, breathing in the dust and other particles that are recirculated by a dirty duct system negatively impacts respiratory health. It is particularly dangerous for people with pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Children and elderly people are particularly vulnerable.

  • Allergies

Common allergens such as dust, pollen, mould spores and pet dander often circulate through a duct system and accumulate over time. Without thorough duct cleaning, they’ll be blown back into your home. 

  • Building-related illnesses

An accumulation of mould and other toxins in your home can lead to health concerns collectively known as building-related illnesses. These include Legionnaires’ disease and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Such illnesses are caused by long-term exposure to irritants or airborne pathogens, which can be removed during regular duct cleaning.

Even with only mild symptoms, poor air quality can have a negative effect on your sleep and make you more vulnerable to serious health problems. Symptoms like dry eyes, frequent headaches, or shortness of breath don’t necessarily indicate poor indoor air quality, but in the absence of another cause, they’re likely signs of a problem with the air you breathe.

Duct Cleaning in Winnipeg

For more than 20 years, East Side Ventilation has provided outstanding service to private and commercial clients in the Winnipeg area. In addition to duct cleaning, we offer repair, maintenance and replacement services for furnaces and air conditioners. Contact us today to make an appointment.