If you’ve been wondering if duct cleaning is really necessary, it is. It’s just as beneficial to have your ducts cleaned as it is to have your plumbing drains cleaned.
One fact that can’t be argued with is that any contaminants inside the ducts, whether it’s allergens or something worse, get blown into the home by the air flowing through the HVAC system. The constant circulation keeps drawing the dust back through the system.
Duct Cleaning Does Offer Some Significant Benefits
Duct cleaning will go a long way to removing the allergens and contaminants that cause breathing problems. If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or any breathing-related health condition, yearly duct cleaning is important for your well-being and comfort.
- Removes dust mites
- Removes pollen
- Reduces other irritants
Take a look at the ceiling fan blades or hanging light fixtures in your home. Also, look at the air vent covers. Notice that thick coat of dark dust hanging off in places?
This is a sure sign that dust is constantly being blown around your home. A fine coat will settle on every surface of the house until you use a duster to clean it off. A few days later, that dust is starting to coat every surface again.
Call a duct cleaning service and put the duster back in the cabinet where it belongs. Once your ducts are clean, you’ll be dusting once a month instead.
The best thing you could find in your air ducts is stashed money, but more often than not it’s some type of debris or contaminant.
The fact is that you never really know what type of contaminants are in your air ducts. As duct cleaning professionals, we find all kinds of unhealthy things in ventilation systems.
- Insects & droppings
- Rodent droppings
- Dead critters
Restores AC Energy Efficiency
When the air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home, it won’t operate efficiently, and it won’t last as long as it should. Any type of blockage in the air ducts will make the AC work harder to force air into the ducts.
During duct cleaning, parts of the HVAC system are also cleaned. The process reduces back pressure problems caused by air duct blockages and helps the machine run more efficiently.
If you don’t believe this is true, just ask an experienced HVAC technician if certain parts don’t need to be cleaned regularly to avoid breakdowns and improve energy efficiency.
Removes Unpleasant Odors
Cigarette smoke, for one, produces a stink that coats the air ducts. The odors of cooked food, household chemicals, and more get stuck to the inside of the dusty, dirty ductwork. Then when your AC or furnace kicks in, the dust and odor are blown through your house.
Duct cleaning removes the dust and grime along with any odors that are stuck to it.