5 Best Reasons to Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Why should I have an energy efficient home?

Taking care of your HVAC system and duct work is imperative to keeping your home running efficiently and comfortably. The HVAC system will keep your home cool during the hot summer months, comfortable during the spring and fall and nice and warm during the winter months. Your HVAC technician will be able to inspect your unit and duct work. Having your duct work inspected and cleaned is just as important as having your HVAC unit inspected. Here’s our top 5 reasons why you need to have your air ducts cleaned:

1) Air Quality Control

Having your air ducts professionally cleaned in your home will increase the air quality. The air you breathe should be regularly tested to ensure you are not breathing in any harmful irritants. The air is directly blown through your home via the air ducts. Clean ducts will evenly distribute clean air and improve the air quality in your home.

2) Mold Detection and Remediation

Believe it or not but you can have mold growing in your air ducts. If you have a basement, there is always a chance for moisture and seepage. If your ducts have any cracks or gaps there is a possibility for water to get trapped inside of them. A routine inspection will find any breaks in the ducts and your HVAC technician will be able to repair them to prevent moisture from getting trapped in the vents.

3) Dust and Dust Mites

Because your air ducts are dark and closed off you cannot see into them or dust them. If you open your windows for natural ventilation you may acquire more dust because blows through your window screens. The dust that is landing on your surfaces in your home is also landing inside your air ducts. You need to have them properly cleaned to adequately remove the dust and dust mites that are thriving just out of your reach.

4) Pet Hair and Dander  

We all love our furry companions but we might not love their hair. If your pets enjoy lounging near a return vent their dander and hairs can shed into the vents. When your HVAC system turns on it will then blow these hairs and dander throughout your home and redistribute them onto your clean surfaces.

5) Allergens

Pollen and other allergy-inducing culprits can become trapped in your air ducts. If you suffer from allergies it is very important to have the air ducts cleaned to prevent these irritants from redistributing all over your home.

Routine cleaning of your air ducts will help reduce any allergens from scattering around your home and improve the air quality for family members that suffer from seasonal allergies. Air duct cleaning also can detect any harmful contaminants that could be festering in the duct work and eliminate any dust or hair that has settled.