Do you frequently feel sick inside your Oldsmar, Florida, home? It could be your HVAC system. Poor indoor air quality from an outdated HVAC system can worsen allergy symptoms and cause breathing difficulties. Here are just a few problems you might encounter with an old HVAC system.

Improper Ventilation

Older HVAC systems don’t always have the proper ventilation required to allow fresh air in and move contaminants out. Having worn components replaced can help, but you will eventually need a system upgrade. You should also have the attic, basement and crawl spaces checked to ensure proper ventilation.

Clogged Ducts

Dust and debris accumulates in HVAC systems overtime, reducing airflow. Clogs can also cause contaminated air to blow back into a room.

If you change your air filters every one to three months and still notice extra dust around the house, schedule a duct inspection and cleaning. Ideally, you should have your ducts professionally cleaned every couple of years to keep your family healthy.

You can also help boost your home’s indoor air quality with an air purifier.


When ducts become dirty or collect moisture, they encourage mildew and mold growth. Mold spores are harmful to everyone in the family, not just those who suffer from asthma.

It’s important to keep moisture in check. Having a more efficient system can help address this problem.

Frequent Breakdowns

Older HVAC systems are more susceptible for breakdowns, requiring you to shell out unexpected cash for repairs. Unfortunately, any downtime your system experiences can aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms. Breathing problems are exacerbated by both temperature and moisture fluctuations.

When an old unit requires repairs, you can no longer control them. Installing a new system means no more downtime, more breathable air and complete control over the factors that can induce breathing difficulties.

Don’t let your family suffer from a worn-out HVAC system. Call Aircom at 727-213-8190 to learn more about our HVAC installation services.

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