Dust is something we all try to get rid of. It is unsightly and can even cause health problems. What about the dust and debris that has built up in your air ducts? It may seem like an overwhelming task to clean, but this service can easily be done by our professionals. The result? A cleaner, fresher, healthier home for you and your family!
What Causes Air Ducts to Become Dirty?
When contemplating getting air ducts cleaned, many homeowners ask: how did the air ducts get dirty in the first place? A recent study has shown, in a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created each year through everyday living. You may notice dust settling on your floor and furniture, but in reality, much of the dust remains in the air of your home.
This air is then pulled into your HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Even if you are diligent about changing your air filter, it will not be able to completely remove all the contaminants. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of dust and debris in the ductwork.
How are Air Ducts Cleaned?
Methods of cleaning air ducts will vary, but typically each method involves a number of things. First, specialized tools, like brushes, will be used to dislodge dirt and dust. Then, a high-powered vacuum will clean all of the debris in the air duct.
What are the Benefits of Having Air Ducts Cleaned?
The overall health of your family is impacted by the air they breathe. Think of your air ducts like the lungs of your home. When air ducts are clogged with dirt, dust, mold and other debris, you and your family are breathing in contaminated air. This can lead to allergy-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing or runny nose.
Another benefit of having your air ducts cleaned is the overall cleanliness of your home will be improved. That means less dusting, and more time doing the things you really love. Also, unpleasant smells and odors will be removed, leaving your house smelling fresh and clean. Additionally, having air ducts cleaned leaves your system performing at peak efficiency, which will save energy and thus be more cost effective.
How Do I Keep My Air Ducts Cleaner Longer?
Even after getting air ducts cleaned by a professional, there are some important steps you can take to ensure your air ducts stay clean for as long as possible in between your routine cleanings:
- Change your air filter every 1-3 months
- Dust and vacuum your home regularly
- Perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system
- Install an Indoor Air Quality System
- Have a professional Clean your Air Ducts every 1-3 years.
Contact us today and, our experienced technicians will be happy to help you and your family start breathing cleaner air!