Ductwork cleaning plays a massive role in the overall quality of your home’s interior environment. However, so many people tend to neglect this important task. Today’s article is our attempt to raise awareness about the importance of ductwork cleaning.
What Are the Benefits of Ductwork Cleaning?
A Cleaner Environment
During the regular functioning of your HVAC system, dust, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants travel through the duct system. When these particles accumulate, they eventually blow out through the vents into your living rooms, kitchen and bedrooms. Are you okay if these dust particles rest on your furniture, sofa and so on? And now imagine if they fall in your cup of tea or food! Unfortunately, we have no control over where these dirt particles may fall, so that is a real possibility.
Since these particles are microscopic, it’ll be near impossible for you to see them. Therefore, the best solution is to trust your air ducts and carry out regular maintenance as efficient and clean ductwork will shift the dust particles outside where they belong.
Better Air Quality
Clean air is an essential element that all living beings depend on. However, what do you think can happen if you are not cleaning your air ducts regularly? Particles of dust and dirt will fill the air and make it difficult to breathe and a poor air quality is undoubtedly an uncomfortable experience.
Furthermore, a prolonged exposure to this contaminated air quality can be dangerous. So, my dear friends, if you want a clean and fresh indoor air quality, make sure you carry out a regular maintenance of your air ducts.
Reduce Health Hazards
As discussed above, when you don’t clean your air ducts, your family is exposed to contaminants such as pollen, dust particles, mould, mildew, ragweed and so on. As a result, people with asthma or allergies can be severely affected. Additionally, if you have pets in the house, pet hair, dander and fur shed by these animals can worsen these health issues. Moreover, the contaminated air quality can also lead to coughing fits and other severe health conditions.
Remove Irritating Smells and Odours
How many times have we all encountered that strange and musty odour in the house that keeps lingering in the place even if you open all windows and make use of air fresheners?
Instead of trying different air fresheners, why don’t you try to check and clean your air ducts? Why, you say?
When mould and mildew are accumulated in air ducts, a foul and stale odour is produced, and this odour can affect your home’s atmosphere and drive away any home visitors.
Ductwork is like the heart of an HVAC system. For instance, when your air ducts are clean, the cool air generated by the AC can travel easily around in your house. This helps alleviate the strain on your system and the unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home’s temperature. As a result, it will prolong the life of your HVAC system.
Did you know that by regularly cleaning your air ducts you can save on monthly electricity costs? Suppose it has been a really long time since you last cleaned your air ducts. Obviously, the accumulation of dirt, pollen and debris will force your HVAC unit to work harder than what it was designed to. This will cause the unit to take up more power to do its job, consequently increasing your utility bills.
How Often Should I Clean Air Ducts?
- If you have moved into a new house, it is recommended to do some duct cleaning, unless of course the previous homeowners have already completed this task.
- Duct cleaning is advised after a home renovation or remodelling due to the amount of sawdust and debris that have spread in your home
- Regular duct cleaning is also recommended when you have people with asthma or allergies staying in your home.
- You should also consider duct cleaning when you have multiple pets in a house
- And, finally, if there are smokers in your house, a regular clean of your air ducts is crucial.
Now that you have read about the benefits of ductwork cleaning, when will you start the work? Please share your comments!