December 1st, 2017

13 Reasons to Have Your Home’s Air Ducts Cleaned

Have you thought about having your home’s air ducts cleaned? If not, perhaps you should. Below are 13 good reasons why having your home’s air ducts cleaned is a good idea.

1. Energy Efficiency Increase

When you have contaminated air ducts, your cooling and heating system will work harder, and this will cut down the lifespan of your system. When your air ducts are clean, it will increase your system’s efficiency, and this should help with lowering your utility bills.

2. Mold and Mildew Help

You could have a soggy, flooded or wet basement or crawlspace and this could have made mold and mildew to grow. This could have penetrated your duct system. So having them cleaned can help with this issue.

3. Relief from Allergies

Allergens such as fungi, bacteria and mold can breed in your duct system. These types of allergens can cause allergies and respiratory discomfort in the elderly and children since their immune systems often aren’t as strong.

Pollutants come inside due to their tiny sizes and they get into the HVAC system, which can contaminate your air. The duct system also has the perfect place for fungi, molds, bacteria, dust mites and other types of allergens. When you clean your ducts, it can help with reducing allergy symptoms while improving your home’s air quality.

4. Dust Reduction

As much as 40 pounds worth of dust is able to accumulate in a house with six rooms each year. Cleaning your air ducts is going to remove that dust that’s accumulated as the years go by so it’s not continually going back into the house.

5. New Furnace

You had a brand-new furnace installed. This procedure often is really messy and lets pollutants and dust to accumulate. These will then get into your house after the system starts up.

6. You’re a Pet Owner

If you have one or more pets, chances are that your ducts need a good cleaning. Pet fur often will go into your air vents and gives things like germs, allergens, molds and fungus the ideal place to breed.

7. Fire or Water Restoration

If you recently had a problem with damage due to a fire or water loss, like slow leak, backup of sewage, ground water, or a bust pipe, it’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned. Anytime you have abnormal levels of moisture, even though they might seem small, have the ability to potentially lead to significant pollution in the air due to things like mold spores.

8. You Bought a New Home

If you bought your home recently, having your air ducts cleaned is a good idea especially if the old owners were pet owners. Another reason is that they may never have had them cleaned. It’s a good idea to have it done before you move in.

9. You’re Renovating Your Home

Home renovations and remodeling often stirs up a lot of dust and releases dust from drywall into your home’s air. Debris and dust from the construction goes into your HVAC and starts to recirculate. To stop this from happening, have the ducts cleaned right after your renovation’s done.

10. You’re a Smoker

Your home’s ducts are your home’s respiratory system. When you’re smoking inside, your home’s ducts are going to become dirty and clogged and reduce their efficiency. If you’re a smoker, it’s better to stay outside so that your ducts aren’t negatively impacted.

11. You’re a New Parent

If you have little children or you had your first baby, give that baby the best air you possibly can by cleaning your home’s air ducts on a regular basis.

12. Insects

Are you noticing that you have a lot of spiders and insects in it, it could be they’re living in your system’s ducts. It’s recommended that you do duct cleaning in the spring because a lot of insects love hiding in ducts so they’re able to avoid cold weather. When you are cleaning your ducts, it’s going to remove any dead insects and stop their life cycles so you don’t have another infestation.

13. Rodents and Vermin

If you’re noticing odors coming from the ducts or you’re having allergic reactions, you might have dead animals like rats and mice in the duct work. So you want to have your ducts cleaned to get rid of anything that’s in there and increase your air quality.

These are 13 reasons to consider having your air ducts cleaned. Not only will it help you save money but it also will make your home’s air a lot cleaner for everyone.

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