Sometimes dirt is obvious because we see it. Yet, we don’t always see it, but that does not means it’s not there. It can be hidden out of sight in our air ducts. Let’s face it; we spend most of our time indoors, and during this time, we are constantly breathing in the air that is circulated through our air ducts; our dirty air ducts! Everyone in the home can be affected by poor air quality. Children, elderly, and individuals with respiratory problems suffer the most. Poor indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks to public health according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.). Your home inhabitants can get extremely sick from breathing in mold spores, fungi and bacteria often found in our air ducts, but waiting until someone gets sick, means that the entire family has already been exposed to these harmful particles. Standard furnace filters simply are not effective in eliminating these harmful substances from our air.
Not only does air duct cleaning improve the quality of the air we breathe, and maintain a healthy environment for our families, it also saves money by allowing the HVAC system to run more efficient. Clean air ducts flow better increasing the life of your air system which allows it to work more efficiently with less effort.
Aside from the obvious culprits of visible dirt, you should clean your air ducts if you have moved into a new home, recently had renovations done at your home, or if your home has suffered damage (i.e. Water or smoke). Pets in the home, or smokers, also necessitate air duct cleaning more often. To improve indoor air quality, consider air duct cleaning regularly. Proper and regular air duct cleaning can save you money and improve the health of your family.