An Air Duct Cleaning Will Boost Your IAQ

Do you remember the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? A dirty, clogged air duct system poses a threat to your health, as it leads to the spread of dust, contaminants, and foul odors. Don’t risk your safety, overall health, or peace of mind – schedule your air duct cleaning today! The National Air Ducts Cleaners Association recommends that you have them cleaned every three to five years.There are numerous benefits to having them cleaned, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.

Polluted air is something we’re all aware of, however, we mostly talk about it in the context of outdoor air. But did you know that indoor air, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, may be two to five times – and in some cases over 100 times – more polluted than outdoor air.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

By having your air ducts thoroughly cleaned, you can expect to feel better and breathe easier. If gone uncleaned, your duct system will experience a buildup of harmful pollutants, such as dust, bacteria, mold mildew, pet dander, etc. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, then no wonder you’re not feeling your best. Not only are these pollutants building up in your HVAC system, they’re building up in your respiratory system too! If you have your duct system cleaned regularly, you can feel assured that both systems will be clearer.

Even if you don’t have issues with allergies or asthma, you may still be having difficulty with breathing. A cleaner system will ensure that everyone in your household will feel better and breathe easier. Even the most healthy person is susceptible to experiencing a buildup of dust and pollutants in the nose, triggering both sneezing and coughing.

Cleaner Smelling Home

Are you constantly burning candles or using incense in attempt to mask unpleasant odors? Pet odors, paint fumes, cleaning agents, mold and mildew, and even food preparation, when combined, can create a disagreeable odor. If you have frequent headaches, this very well could be the cause.

Whenever you turn on the furnace or air conditioner, these odors are circulated throughout your home. Even if you don’t have mold or mildew, dust and dirt can give off a musty scent if left there for some time. A detailed air duct cleaning includes removing all odor-trapping particles. This means a cleaner smelling home and a happier you!

Improved Air Flow

Have you ever been stuck in a traffic jam? Whether the backup was caused by construction or an accident, you probably didn’t move very far, or at the very least, it was stop and go. A clogged air duct system works the same. Your warm or conditioned air wants so badly to move throughout your home with ease, but when there’s a block in the system, it won’t travel efficiently, or very far. Consequently, your system may become “frustrated” and kick in to over-drive to try to keep up with your demands. This will lead to an increase in your heating and cooling bill.

Clean air ducts will help your HVAC system operate at peak efficiency so that you can always feel comfortable. Don’t force your system to work overtime – schedule your professional air duct cleaning as soon as possible.

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