Why Clean Air Ducts are Better for Your Home and Your Health
The air ducts in your home are constantly breathing air in and out, just like the lungs in your body. Though air filters work to catch most of the dust and particles that flow through them, a lot of things stick to the sides of ducts along the way. As restricted air flow in our lungs makes it harder to breathe, anything that restricts airflow in your heating and cooling system means your furnace and air conditioner units have to work harder, shortening their life spans and decreasing efficiency.
For that reason, it’s worth having your air ducts cleaned periodically to keep air flowing freely, without restriction. There are also special cases where air duct cleaning service may be particularly valuable:
- After remodeling or renovation to remove extra dust, dirt and contaminants
- Animal infestation – evidence of rodents or insects residing in your ductwork
- Mold, either visible in the ductwork or elsewhere in your home
- Respiratory illness or severe allergies in the family
How Do You Clean Air Ducts?
Properly cleaning air ducts is not an easy process. Certainly not something the average homeowner can do. It requires special equipment and expertise. Like the specialized and certified training your local ClimateCare member has.
We will take care to protect your home and furnishings from dust and dirt during the process. During a duct cleaning service call you can expect:
- Blowers, vacuums and brushes to clean intake, return and supply ducts
- Cleaning of all grills, registers, fans, motors and air handling units
- Full HVAC system inspection
Does Air Duct Cleaning Improve Air Quality?
Research is inconclusive as to whether air duct cleaning actually improves the air quality in your home, but as noted above, there are many other reasons why clean air ducts are necessary for true home comfort.. Except in special circumstances (home renovation, an animal infestation of some sort, etc…), cleaning the ducts should be done every three to five years.
If you are not sure whether it’s time for a comprehensive duct cleaning in your home, contact your local ClimateCare member for a full heating and cooling system inspection. As a locally owned business building long term relationships and 100% satisfied clients, you’ll get an honest, professional evaluation. And you’ll breathe easier with ClimateCare taking care of your heating and cooling needs.