After the Winter season is over and the heat waves come flowing back, it’s time to turn up that A/C. After about a week or so, you may begin to experience a stuffy nose, cough, and soar throat. This is what most would call an “allergy flare-up,” which may be caused by your dusty A/C duct.

Particles in the air get trapped in your A/C filters, triggering allergy symptoms. Getting your air duct clean is the best way to prevent this from happening, and to ensure that you’re breathing in crisp, clean air. 

It’s important to schedule regular cleaning of your air ducts, vents, and filters. Having your air duct cleaned improves indoor air quality and ensures that you’re not breathing in anything that you don’t want to.

What Is In Your Air Duct?

Air conditioning duct cleaning professionals, like our A/C specialists at USA Home Improvement, educate our clients about some of the things circulating through their homes and affecting their air quality. Here’s an inside look as to what we’re talking about.

  • Dust and dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Pollen
  • Mold, mold spores, and mildew
  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Tobacco products and other chemical pollutants
  • Disease-carrying rodents and insects
  • Animal feces and remains
  • Fungi and fungal spores.

All of these different allergens and pollutants could be stuck in your air duct which can wreak havoc on your family’s health.

Symptoms Of A Dusty Air Duct:

The symptoms of having a dusty air duct can mimic the symptoms of a common cold. If you or your family are experiencing the following symptoms, then you might need your air duct cleaned right away. 


  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Soft throat
  • Throat irritation
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Water eyes
  • Headaches
  • Low-grade fever
  • Lethargy 
  • Rashes, eczema, or hives
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Asthma 

Other Signs That You Need To Clean Our Your Heating and Cooling System

Besides the obvious physical signs associated with a dusty air duct system, you may be experiencing other signs. Perhaps are energy bills are higher than usual for no apparent reason. As your energy bills are getting higher, your air quality is getting worse and worse.

Having a professional air duct replacement could be your next resort, depending on the condition of your current HVAC system. Everyone is looking for more energy efficiency in their routine, especially when it concerns their wallets. Perhaps it’s time that you consider professional air duct repair or replacement to improve the air quality in your home. 

Duct and Vent Replacement:

There are some instances where full air ductwork and ventilation system replacement is highly recommended. Some air conditioners are simply too filthy to clean. It would take too much time, effort, and expenses to clean them. If your HVAC system is infested with mold and bacteria, then having it replaced is your best bet.

Replacing old vents and ductwork can be a pretty big project. If the ductwork must be done in less accessible places, like your crawl space, ceilings, or walls, then labor and expenses can definitely add up. 

Depending on the size of your home and the number of materials needed to replace your air duct, it could take up to 3-5 days to complete a dull duct and vent replacement. A new duct installation can provide you with clean, cool air all year round. 

USA Home Improvement specializes in air duct replacement and air duct installation services. Give us a call today and we’ll have your new air duct and ventilation system working as good as new.