The Scary Truth About Your Air Ducts
The monsters you should be worried about aren't living under your bed, but are lurking in your ceiling and behind the walls. Your air ducts could be harboring dust mites, insects, rodent feces and even mold. These containments and critters are then recirculated into the air in your home anytime you are running your air conditioning or heat.
According to the National Air Duct Cleaner's Association (NADCA), a six-room home creates over 40 pound of dust annually just through everyday living. A typical family generates a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants such as dust and dander. These are then pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated into our homes.
Air duct cleaning is usually not a priority on people's to-do list. Out of sight, out of mind right? However, just because you cant see it, doesn't mean you aren't breathing it in. It's natural for dust and dirt to accumulate into our homes. We track dirt and allergens in everyday. But do you ever clean your home top-to-bottom, and then find a new layer of dust the very next day? That could be an indicator that your air ducts are due for a cleaning. Some other indicators that your air ducts may need professional cleaning is if your vent covers are dusty and dirty. Maybe there are variances in air flow in different parts of your home. If you just remodeled your home or it's a new build, lots of dust tends to settle even after construction is done. If you have pets or someone in your home smokes, this can also cause an excessive amount of allergens to buildup in your ducts.
Our customers have reported that they can physically feel the affects of cleaner air ducts. Clean air ducts means clean air to breathe. We always suggest to customers to have their air ducts serviced before winter kicks in. You will be spending a lot more time inside, and this is the time when indoor air quality really takes a beating. Call our office to schedule an air duct cleaning estimate and give yourself the confidence that the air you and family are breathing is fresh and clean.
2/23/2022 01:43:48 am
Duct cleaning is a critical part of home maintenance, but it's often overlooked. Dirty ducts can lead to decreased energy efficiency, indoor air pollution, and a host of other problems. That's why it's important to find a reputable service that can clean your ducts quickly and efficiently. Before you hire a duct cleaning service, be sure to ask for references and read online reviews. You should also ask the company about their experience and whether they are licensed and insured.
8/20/2022 02:59:35 pm
Thank you for sharing this information.
11/14/2022 10:16:53 pm
I appreciate you mentioning the timing of having the air duct systems cleaned. It is so important to get a home's ventilation system cleaned with the change in seasons from fall to winter. People can forget about how many allergens get trapped inside as windows get closed and the heat gets turned on. Thanks for the post!
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