The ductwork of your home is important since it helps distribute warm or cool air around your home. While it helps keep family members in different parts of your house comfortable, it can also distribute air that can make people sick. When your duct is not cleaned regularly, contaminants in it can be distributed all over your home, fouling the air that everyone breathes.
This is why cleaning your ducts is essential. This should be done at least once every couple of years and more frequently if there are family members who suffer from respiratory ailments such as asthma. It is also recommended that you clean your ducts once every six months if you have pets in your home because pet dander can get sucked into your ducts and may cause respiratory problems and airflow issues over time.
Other Advantages You Get with Regular Duct Cleaning
In addition to reducing the possibility of respiratory problems, regular duct cleaning also brings with it these other advantages:
Energy efficiency – Clean ducts means that airflow is not impeded. When there are no obstructions like dirt, dust, and other debris in your ducts, your heater and AC won’t need to work as hard to do their jobs. You will be able to cool and heat the rooms of your home without your system getting overworked or using too much energy.
Lower energy bills- With energy-efficiency comes lower energy bills. Because your HVAC will work more efficiently, it won’t have to consume more energy to work properly, which in turn reduces your energy bills.
More savings – Not only will you experience savings via lower energy consumption, but you also will avoid expensive repair and replacement costs for your HVAC. When your HVAC is overworked due to clogged airflow, you may find yourself with damaged systems that need to be repaired, or worse, replaced.
Nicer smelling home – Having a freshly cleaned duct gives your home a nice fresh smell that can only come from cleanliness. This is because duct cleaning removes all sources of bad odors that have gathered in your ducts. These include molds, tobacco smells, stale food smells, dust mites and other lingering odors that stick to the dust and dirt in these airways.
Cleaner surfaces – When ducts are cleaned of dust and dirt, it reduces the chances of fine dust particles settling on your furniture and other surfaces. This means you won’t have to worry about constantly wiping down your counters, tables, chairs, and other furniture due to dust.