As the fall season fast approaches, homeowners are prepping their homes for the upcoming cold winter weather. While you may be scheduling your normal Heating and Air-Conditioning maintenance service, that’s not all that you should be doing. Rather, you should also be thinking about enhancing your indoor air quality. Your air ducts run throughout all the rooms of your home. They supply warm air and can pick up unwanted airborne particles. These particles will continue to recirculate throughout your home and become dispersed inside of your air ducts. Getting your air ducts cleaned out in the fall is a great way to help reduce the number of indoor pollutants. In fact, there are many great benefits that your family can gain from having an HVAC professional clean your air ducts.
Get Rid of Mold Spores Early
Mold spores can be very dangerous to your body. When they’re inhaled, they can lead to a plethora of respiratory conditions. Unfortunately, your air ducts create the perfect dark environment for mold to flourish. Getting your ducts properly cleaned will work to rid them of mold and mildew so that there are no mold spores in the air for your family to breathe.
Stop Allergens in Their Tracks
If you or another family member have severe allergies, you know how irritating symptoms can be. Unfortunately, your air ducts will pull in germs, bacteria, pollen, and other airborne particles that can trigger allergy symptoms. By having your heating and air conditioning ducts cleaned, you can get rid of these unwanted airborne toxins. In fact, you’ll likely notice a significant decrease in your allergy symptoms while you’re at home.
Enjoy Dusting Less Often
When your ducts and air is packed full of particles like pet dander and dust, it can redistribute those particles onto the various surfaces throughout your home. You may find yourself having to dust constantly every few days to get rid of the excess particles. When you have your ducts cleaned by a licensed professional, you’ll notice that there will be less dust to clean on a regular basis.
More Efficient System Operation
Over time, the gunk that gets stuck inside of your ductwork, think pet hair and dustballs, will restrict the free flow of air. This will make your heating and air conditioning system work much harder to try and force treated air throughout your ducting. When you get your ducts cleaned, there will be no more debris restrictions. This means that your system can work more efficiently to heat your home since it doesn’t have to contend with blockages in your ducting.
Say Bye Bye to Unpleasant Odors
As airborne debris gets sucked into your ducting, its odor will start to radiate throughout your home. Most homeowners will notate a musty or mildew-like smell coming out of their vents and registers. If you’ve cleaned everything else in your home and have had no luck with removing an unpleasant odor, it may be radiating from the inside of your ducting. When a professional comes to clean out your air ducts, they will remove all the stinky substances that are creating those unpleasant odors.
Increase the Lifespan of Your HVAC System
Another reason that you should highly consider hiring a professional to clean out your ductwork is to help enhance the overall lifespan of your HVAC system. When your ducts are packed full of unwanted debris, your heating and cooling system has to work harder to force air through your ducting. This puts a big strain on your HVAC system’s components, which can cause them to prematurely wear out.
Lower Utility Bills
When your HVAC system is working harder than it needs to, you’ll notice an increase in your monthly utility bills. You’re essentially getting less bang for your buck than when your system is working optimally. Fortunately, when you get your air ducts cleaned by a professional, your HVAC system will go back to working efficiently. The more efficient your HVAC system is, the lower your monthly utility bills will be.
Eliminate Pest Infestation
Your ductwork does make a great hiding place for unwanted pests like insects and rodents. They’ll have no problem crawling into your ductwork during the colder seasons to stay warm. When you have your ducts cleaned, you can be assured that there are no rodents or insects hiding away inside your ducting.
Getting your ductwork cleaned this fall season can provide you with all the many benefits that we went over above. Experts recommend having your ductwork cleaned on a regular basis of every two to five years.