Here’s why air duct cleaning is important. Anyone who has allergies knows exactly when the seasons change from winter to spring. Instantly that you wake up with watery, itchy eyes. Your nose is running. The pollen triggers asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses.
After taking the necessary allergy medication, you wonder if there is anything that you can do to reduce allergens in your home. No one wants to suffer with allergies. You already vacuum using a HEPA filter. Plus, you continually dust your home. Finally, you regularly change your air filters in your air conditioning system. Is there anything else that can help?
Yes. Air duct cleaning! Clean air ducts in your home will significantly reduce allergens and help you breathe easier.
Why Air Duct Cleaning Matters
No one really thinks about how the air system works in their home. However, if you think about it, you will understand why regular air duct cleaning is important for your home and your health.
AC units work by recirculating air through your home. Air is sucked up into the system. It is heated or cooled. Then it is released back into the house. Air is also introduced from the outside when people open doors, windows, or their garage.
The air pulled into your system to be cooled or heated contains dust and mold spores. In addition, pollen, pet dander, dead skin cells, hair, bacteria and viruses enter your home. Even insects like dust mites enter. This is one of the reasons that you place filters on your systems to eliminate many of these hazards.
However, even with costly filters that claim to filter out contaminates at the micron level, many contaminants still get through and then settle into the duct systems in your home.
The residue builds up in the ducts and remains there. It circulates through your home each time the air kicks on. Professionally cleaning air ducts eliminates this contamination. It allows clean air to flow through your home.
When Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?
It is time to have your air ducts professionally cleaned when any of the following occurs:
- Your home is over 10 years old and has not had the ducts cleaned;
- Your air filter is getting clogged each month;
- You have to change your air filters more than once every 30 days to keep the air flowing;
- You see clumps of dust near the air grates, or you see dust in the area surrounding the grates that is heavier than other areas.
Cleaning Ducts Reduces Allergies and Housework
When you have your ducts professionally cleaned, you reduce the allergens in your home and create less housework. There is less dust to clean! Additionally, clean ducts will also eliminate a lot of the strain on your heating and cooling system. This extends the life of your system.
Contact Glacier’s Edge to clean your air ducts. We’re happy to give you an estimate for our services. Your home will be fresher and healthier with clean air ducts!