Indoor air pollution is more common than you may realize. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is far more polluted than outdoor air. Part of the reason is because indoor spaces are more confined. Thus is why it’s important to be mindful of regular air duct cleaning. Read on to learn more about the importance of air duct cleaning.
Why Should I Clean My Ducts?
Ductwork gets dirty over time just from the regular use of your furnace and air conditioner. Ducts that are dirty or full of an assortment of debris are less likely to be able to send air through your home the way it’s supposed to flow What’s more, ducts that aren’t cleaned are more likely to be a source of mold issues. Also, ducts that aren’t clean can harbor an assortment of germs and allergy triggers.
What Are the Benefits of Duct Cleaning?
Duct cleaning rewards you with an HVAC system that operates with less stress and strain. This translates to fewer heating and cooling system repairs, which ultimately saves you time and money. You’ll also have fewer issues with airborne illnesses and mold, which can be especially dangerous when it spreads throughout various areas of your home. Additional benefits of regular air duct cleaning include:
A Healthier and Cleaner Indoor Environment:
By removing dust and contaminants from within your ductwork, you’ll also benefit from a cleaner and healthier indoor environment. You also won’t have to worry about excess dust and dirt being spread throughout your home and landing on your furniture and bedding.
Removing Unpleasant Odors:
Air that’s circulating through dirty ducts is more likely to transport unpleasant odors throughout your home. You might, for example, notice a lingering musty smell. Each time you run your furnace or air conditioner, the musty scent will be present throughout your home. which can certainly be a distraction.,
Improved Air Flow:
If your ducts are dirty and blocked by dust and other debris, it only stands to reason that your hearing and cooling system will have to work harder to circulate air throughout your home. This means airflow is likely to be limited. Limited or impaired airflow can contribute to cold or hot spots, higher heating and cooling bills, and an increased risk of emergency heating and cooling repairs.
Make Sure Your Air Filter Is Clean:
One step you can take on your own to keep your air ducts clean and your HVAC system operating efficiently and effectively is to change the filter. The general recommendation is to change your filter every 2-3 months. Do this more often if you have issues with indoor air quality, such as strong cooking odors, or if you have household members with respiratory ailments or allergies.
Get Your Air Duct System Cleaned Today
If you have leaky duct work, give us a call so repairs can be made to ensure your furnace is prepared to distribute warm air during cold Illinois winters. We’re also at your service if your ducts need inspected or professionally cleaned. Visit our Contact Page to schedule an appointment.