If you're having issues with a lot of dust and dirt coming up through your air ducts every time the furnace or AC unit comes on, it may be time for a good air duct cleaning. A professional indoor air cleaning is accomplished by taking a camera and placing it inside of your home's ductwork to see how much dust and debris is trapped inside. From there, a professional will extract all of the dirt, leaving behind a fresh-smelling surface that improves air quality in your home. Here are just a few benefits of a good air duct cleaning.
A Cleaner Home
One of the first things that you'll notice after the air ducts are cleaned in your home is less dirt being forced through the vents. If you noticed in the past that your carpets are stained or your walls have more dust near the heat vent, it could be due to a dirty duct work system. As the air travels through, all of this dirt is dispersed into the air, making its way to the cleaner air upstairs. Once your ductwork is cleaned out and all of the dust and debris is removed from the duct interior, cleaner air will pass through, making your home less dusty and dirty.
Odors can pop up quickly, especially when you turn on your furnace in the winter or your central air conditioning system in the summer. Mold and mildew growth is common within a furnace's ductwork system. These pesky smells can be eliminated once you start to attack odor-causing bacteria that is hidden in your furnace filter and ductwork. Ask your cleaning pro to use a specialized solution that specifically targets mold and harmful bacteria. The result is a clean space that smells fresh and inviting.
Improved Respiratory Health
Dust mites, bacteria, mold spores, and pet dander are just a few things that an air duct cleaning pro may find hidden inside your dirty furnace filter and ductwork. If someone in your family suffers from allergies or has a compromised immune system, having a new HEPA filter installed and the ductwork cleaned may help with:
- Allergy outbreaks
- Asthma attacks
- Skin irritation from pet dander
- Itchy eyes and runny nose
Increased HVAC Longevity
In addition to having your ductwork clean, a pro will likely clean out your entire furnace and HVAC system. This includes vacuuming and spraying the interior with a protective sealant that repels odor and bacteria. This will make your entire HVAC system work more effortlessly and become more cost effective to operate. It is also recommended that a new furnace filter is added to replace the old one.
Calling in the professionals to come out and inspect and clean your ductwork furnace will help improve your lifestyle in several ways.