Air ducts are an essential part of any home, providing clean air and helping to maintain a comfortable temperature. However, over time, air ducts can become clogged with dust, dirt, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, and other contaminants. This can lead to a variety of health problems, as well as increased energy costs and the risk of a home fire. Professional duct cleaning can help to reduce these risks and improve the air quality in your home. When pet dander, animal hair, mold spores, and pollen enter the house, they can cause allergic symptoms and asthma attacks.
Regular cleaning of the air ducts will help prevent allergens from circulating throughout the house, creating healthier living conditions. Cleaner air also makes it easier to breathe, reducing sick time and medical bills. Did you know that neglected air ducts can cause home fires? Every year, houses catch fire because the air ducts are clogged with dust and debris. The risk of a home fire is greatly increased if you have an old HVAC unit in your home. Cleaning the air ducts not only improves indoor air quality, but also helps to significantly reduce the risk of a home fire. Cleaning your air ducts can also help you save energy and reduce your utility bills.
Obstructions such as dust, dirt, cobwebs, and pest droppings reduce air flow from the air conditioning system. They also force you to work harder to get the air conditioner to reach every room in your home. Since a system with clean ducts won't have to work as hard, it will last longer. Contaminants in the ducts will not be able to damage essential parts. Pollutants that enter the home from both outdoor and indoor activities can cause greater exposure to pollutants than dirty air ducts.
Cleaning your ducts frequently will help remove those harmful particles, improve indoor air quality, and protect the health of your family members. Most organizations that deal with duct cleaning do not currently recommend the routine use of sealants to encapsulate contaminants in any type of duct. When service providers come to your home, ask them to show you the contamination that would warrant cleaning your ducts. Experts agree that moisture should not be present in the ducts and, if there is moisture and dirt, there is a chance that biological contaminants will grow and be distributed throughout the house. You may want to consider cleaning your air ducts simply because it seems logical that the air ducts will get dirty over time and should be cleaned from time to time. When you have cleaned the ducts, a professional will check the ducts for leaks, gaps, rust, and other problems. There are examples of ducts that have been seriously contaminated with a variety of materials that may pose a health risk.
However, there is little evidence that cleaning only the ducts improves system efficiency. As an expert in HVAC systems I recommend regular duct cleaning as an effective way to improve indoor air quality, save energy costs and increase comfort levels in your home. Not only does it reduce allergens circulating throughout your house but it also helps reduce the risk of a home fire due to clogged up dust particles. Cleaning your air ducts frequently will help remove harmful particles from both outdoor and indoor activities which can cause greater exposure to pollutants than dirty air ducts. It also helps protect the health of your family members by making it easier for them to breathe. You can also contact us for plumbing, indoor air quality, ductless mini-split, water heaters, and water purification services in Northern Valley, California, and the Sacramento metropolitan area.