As the temperatures start to drop in the fall, we find ourselves spending more time indoors when it’s cold. Ductwork tends to be forgotten about but is a crucial component in your home and should be part of routine cleaning and maintenance. It’s important that your home’s air quality is clean and that your HVAC system functions efficiently to heat your home especially before winter arrives. Therefore, fall is a common and good time to have your air ducts professionally cleaned to ensure the best air quality is circulating throughout your home. Here are a few important reasons why air duct cleaning should be done.
- Air Quality. Each year, the average house collects 40 pounds of dust, dirt, and allergens. If your air ducts are dirty, they will build up these harmful pollutants. When the colder temperatures approach in the fall, we tend to turn the heat on. Once the heat is turned on these pollutants flow through the air ducts and then into your home. Having professional air duct cleaning will remove these contaminants from the air ducts so that your home’s air quality is clean and safe.
- Mold and mildew. With less sunlight and colder temperatures in the fall, this creates favorable conditions for mold and mildew to grow. Mold may not always be visible but continues to spread by emitting spores. These spores are airborne and can circulate throughout your home through the air ducts without being seen, causing respiratory issues. Air duct cleaning can eliminate any dangerous mold and mildew so only clean air is flowing in your home.
- Health Issues. Breathing in contaminated air from pollen, dust, dander, and mold in your air ducts, can be harmful to your health. They can cause symptoms such as headaches, coughing, runny nose, congestion, and can increase allergy and asthma attacks. Having the air ducts cleaned by a professional can help alleviate these symptoms and improve the air quality in your home.
- Improve efficiency and save money. As temperatures fluctuate, having your HVAC system running efficiently can reduce the energy being used. It is important that your air ducts are clean and free from debris, so your HVAC system does not need to work harder to heat your home. This will save energy and save you money on your utility bill. Having your system functioning properly by having regular cleanings and inspections will also prevent any mechanical failures and costly repairs.
Keeping your air ducts clean is essential to your home’s HVAC system and to your health. Having an annual cleaning by Duct Dudes can ensure your HVAC system functions at it’s best, keeping the air quality safe, and maintain the comfort in your home. Our professional and skilled technicians will clean and inspect your system thoroughly. If you want peace of mind and service from a trustworthy company, call us today. Contact Duct Dudes to schedule your air duct cleaning so your home is ready for the cold!