Delaying your routine HVAC unit maintenance doesn’t just cause lower efficiency or costly breakdowns. Neglecting your HVAC unit maintenance also creates a breeding ground for microbial containments and other gross pathogens.
What’s Inside Your Dirty HVAC Unit?
The interiors of HVAC units are dark and damp. This creates the perfect conditions for endotoxins, mycotoxins, bacteria, fungus, pollen, particulate, and other nasty bio pollutants to thrive.
One of the worst of these organisms that can potentially find its way into your home through an especially dirty HVAC unit is Staphylococcus aureus (commonly known as a staph infection). If you’re not familiar with it already, staph infection is a group of bacteria that can cause open and pus-filled sores.
How Does Your HVAC Unit Get So Dirty?
Dirt buildup in your dirty HVAC unit isn’t uncommon or a major cause for concern. It happens naturally over time, but it does tend to accumulate faster if you don’t change your air filter. When your filter clogs, dirt, pathogens, bacteria, pollen, and other particulates and debris in your home’s air will blow around the filter and build up. This is just one of the many reasons why we strongly encourage you to change your air filter regularly!
What Are The Other Effects of a Dirty HVAC Unit?
The worst thing is that your health and the health of your family could suffer. A dirty HVAC unit is especially cause for concern if anyone in your home suffers from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory illnesses or disease. Not only does it impact your overall well-being, dirty HVAC systems are much more inefficient. When your air filter clogs up with debris and other gunk, the HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home warm and cool. Not only does this affect your comfort, it also increases your energy bills and may shorten the lifespan of your system.
How Can You Keep Your System Clean?
Have you had your HVAC unit properly cleaned and inspected lately? A routine evaluation of your HVAC system allows you to find and eliminate pathogenic organisms. If you don’t change out your HVAC filters regularly, then you (specifically your lungs) are the filter! Contact A-Abel to get the job done right can protect your family from pathogens. Call us today to set up a time to clean your unit and protect your home.