5 Reasons It’s Time For Duct Cleaning
Did you know that the average person right here in Atlanta spends about 90 percent of their time indoors? From spending long hours at the office to relaxing, even sleeping at home all night long, we’re confined to breathing the air conditioned by the heating and cooling system in place. For many, the windows are rarely opened, which means we’re breathing in and out purely conditioned air almost all of our days.
And that air can sometimes be worse than outside.
To keep an HVAC system properly maintained, it’s important to have regular tune-ups, changing the air filter on a regular basis. It’s also important to have regular air duct cleaning. Air duct cleaning is a procedure that removes all airborne dust and debris that is collected inside the components of the HVAC equipment and forced through the air system, vents, and other related systems.
Need even more reasons to keep your air ducts clean?
Reason #1 They’ve never been cleaned before
For many, buying a new house is at the top of their wish list. New means clean, fresh, up-to-date. You choose the décor. It’s only been owned by you. But if your ducts have never been cleaned before, all kinds of things can be living inside, from dust and dirt, to construction debris.
Reason #2 You or your family has allergies
Dust mites breed at a temperature between 72 and 86 degrees. Your duct work is the perfect place for them to take up residence. And as dust and other contaminates grow, they are pulled into your furnace system from the return air side and circulated throughout the ductwork. All of which can help your allergies flair every single day. New studies also show that children under four are especially vulnerable, and once triggered can increase allergy symptoms rapidly, increasing to asthma triggers as well.
Reason #3 Your basement is wet, damp, or has flooded in the past
Water brings mildew and biological growth. And even if you can’t see it, those tiny spores can wreck havoc on your health. Because mildew and biological growth look for tiny places to grow, your HVAC system can provide the perfect spots. And once in, your duct work is the ideal place to move on to other locations in your home.
Reason #4 You’ve remodeled your home
Just like new construction dust and debris can linger in your duct work for years, remodeling construction adds its own share of grime. At the end of any remodeling project, give your inside air a boost by a professional duct cleaning service.
Reason #5 You have pets
Our pets are part of the family. They travel with us from room to room. But pets have many things the rest of the family doesn’t: pet hair, dander, debris. Nothing prevents them tracking what they find outdoors inside. It gets stuck in their fur, and slowly, their hair gets caught up in the vents and builds up germs, debris, and other allergy-causing elements.
When was the last time you have your air ducts professionally cleaned?