Your heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home, and your air ducts help them to breathe! The air that is circulated throughout your home is the air that you breathe too! Air ducts not only move around air, but all the particles like dust mites, dirt, and mold along with it. Our homes accumulate on average 40 (lbs) of dirt and dust each year. Unfortunately, most of it gets trapped in your air ducts if not your filters. While staying indoors can protect us from outside elements, we face dangers indoors as well. Since most of us are currently confined within our homes, breathing in healthy, clean air is vitally important for the safety and health of your family. There are a number of reasons why you should regularly get your air ducts cleaned, but here are some of the most important.
Allergies, Dust, and Germs, Oh My!
If someone in your household is fighting year-round allergies, it could be a result of dirty air ducts! That 40 lbs of dirt and dust that accumulate each year include allergens and bacteria. Furthermore, that weight piles up on your air duct system into the air you breathe every day. When your heating and cooling system is running, these pollutants are circulated through your home. Cleaning your air ducts is a great way to remove these contaminants from the air and restore the air you continue to breathe!
Reduce Pollution in your Home
Since we spend about 90% of our time in our homes, indoor air quality is of pretty high importance. There are a lot of components that make up indoor air quality. According to the EPA, indoor air quality is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Throughout one day, our heating and cooling systems recirculate air 5-7 times! That means highly polluted air is being circulated throughout our homes all day long. Given that we spend so much of our time indoors, ensuring we are doing all we can to improve our indoor air quality is crucial to our own health.
Cleaning your air ducts offers extreme benefits in regard to you and your families health. Not only that, but it can also help to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system too! Years of buildup can interrupt the flow of your system, causing it to work harder at your expense. By cleaning your air ducts you create a clear pathway for fresh air to flow and circulate with ease. Think of it like this: Paying someone overtime to complete a job only halfway. Your heating and cooling system will work overtime to circulate air if it’s fighting against built up dust and dirt, and you’re provided with a higher bill and lower quality air. Save money by making sure your system is functioning well for your family’s health.
Receiving regular maintenance for components of your home such as the HVAC system are not only important for the short term. If you notice anything unusual about your system, it’s best to call a Service Professor technician. If you feel like your system is not performing at its full potential a certified technician will be able to identify any issues within your homes system. Checking on your ductwork is a great way to indicate whether you should take the next steps to call a technician!
Getting your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis will help to keep your home safe and comfortable. Eliminate the concern of lingering germs and dust in your air and reap the benefits of clean, healthy air. It is vitally important right now that the air we are breathing in our homes is free of pollutants and germs!