Breathe Easy With Clean Ducts and Vents
Our air ducts are out of sight, out of mind. Unfortunately, leaving air ducts unattended can have serious implications for the quality of air that flows through our home. That means the air your family is breathing may not be as clean as possible. Not only that, but if they aren’t kept clean, it can also impact the efficiency of your HVAC system, causing you higher energy bills.
Unless you leave your windows and doors open all day, every day, the vast majority of your airflow comes from air circulating through your ventilation system. This is due in part to technology and the fact that we’re closing the envelope on our homes a little more each year. If we keep air outside and only allow it in in a controlled environment, we add to the efficiency of our homes. If it works well, it benefits us. If it doesn’t, we begin to pay the price.
Ductwork is a dark, moist, temperature controlled environment. That means it’s the perfect space for biological growth to occur. Every time your heating or cooling system fires up, along with the rush of conditioned air comes a blast of potentially hazardous organisms, as well as dust and debris that can impact your respiration.
That’s why it’s so important to ensure they are clean.
If you do a quick search online, you’ll find lots of articles listing the pros and cons of duct cleaning. Is it necessary? How often should you do it?
Duct cleaning isn’t a regular house cleaning chore. But it is important to perform if you’ve had a major change in your living environment or aren’t sure when was the last time they’ve been cleaned.
Had a major remodel of your home? It’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned.
Have pets in your home? Cleaning your ducts is important.
Have a family member with respiratory issues? Cleaning is recommended.
When contracting someone to clean your ducts, it’s important to know what you’re getting for your money. A thorough cleaning will include cleaning all registers, inside the ducting, the furnace fan, and the coils inside your heat pump or air conditioner. And if biological growth is suspected, extra steps should be taken to kill any potentially harmful organisms.
If you want to ensure the best air possible inside your home, contact a professional and have your ducts cleaned today.