At the end of last Springtime, when I turned on the air conditioner, I immediately started sneezing.
I figured there was a buildup of dust within the plan from it resting idle.
I hoped that after it ran for a while, the concerns would go away. Instead, our complaints only got worse. There were typically particles floating around in the air & party on surfaces, requiring myself and others to dust & vacuum far more often. The air coming from the vents had a strange smell, & I’d wake up every day with a nasty headache! Plus, the air conditioner wasn’t keeping up with demand. I lowered the thermostat numerous times & yet particular rooms in the home felt slightly hot & sticky. Paying an severely high-priced electric bill prompted myself and others to call an Heating & A/C company for repair. The professional checked & diagnosed the entire system; She then informed myself and others that the majority of the concerns were due to dirty ductwork. She said that every time the conditioned air passed through the duct system, it was picking up all sorts of harmful contaminants & spreading them throughout the house. The accumulation of debris within the pipes was also restricting airflow, forcing the air conditioner to run longer, toil harder & consume more energy. She found all sorts of disgusting stuff concealed inside the ducts. There was mold growth, dander, pollen, bugs, webs & even some dead mice. I’ve now realized that I need to have the duct plan professionally checked out every couple of years. The duct cleaning process wasn’t overly high-priced & it solved all the concerns with the cooling system.