Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’
Air duct cleaning should be a part of every homeowner’s maintenance plan. As your heating and cooling system brings air into your home, dust and other debris can accumulate over time. Although you may clean your vents, this will do little to get deep inside the ducts where serious build-up occurs that can contaminate your indoor air. Here are several benefits of scheduling regular cleanings of the air duct system in your home.
Discourage Mold and Bacterial Growth
The dark and humid conditions that can occur in your home’s air ducts create the perfect environment for mold and bacteria to grow. Once mold has developed within your air ducts, spores can then be sent throughout your home as air circulates. This can contribute to health issues such as allergies and asthma that can be prevented with a thorough cleaning.
Remove Rodent, Insect and Dust Particles
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, duct cleaning may be necessary to remove an infestation of rodents or insects that has occurred in your duct work. Even in the absence of an active infestation, it is likely that contaminants may have found their way into your system as it draws air from the inside and outdoor areas of your home. In severe cases, you may even see dirt particles blowing out of your vents or notice dark streaks on the ceiling near your ducts that signal a need for cleaning.
Improve Efficiency of Heating and Cooling Systems
Having your air ducts cleaned will also remove clogs that can hinder the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Once these clogs are removed, your system will be able to more effectively keep your home’s temperature maintained. Over time, this increased efficiency can lengthen the life of your system while cutting energy costs.
In your home, the air ducts play a vital role in keeping the air quality at healthy levels. By having them cleaned, you can reduce the amount of dirt and other contaminants that enter your home so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your heating and cooling system is well-maintained and functioning at full capacity.