Every day, the air inside your home circulates through the ducts many times. It should come as no surprise that the quality and cleanliness of the air you breathe has a dramatic impact on your health. Still, air ducts are an often overlooked area in cleaning. Air ducts are not easy to clean yourself, and professional cleaning can be expensive, so most of us opt to clean the registers, change the filters, and move on.
These common measures are not enough.
Even if you regularly change the filters and clean the registers, dirt, dust, pollen, and even mold can linger in air ducts. These particles can cause respiratory issues for you and your family. You should have your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, which will:
Changing air filters certainly helps to keep the air and surfaces in your home clean and allergen-free. However, some particles can slip through or even enter the system through the vents. Without regular air duct cleaning, allergens and irritants will be recirculated throughout your home, causing everything from itchy eyes to allergy attacks. The pollen, dander, dust, and other particles in your air ducts will not only circulate in the air, but will also land on furniture and fabrics.
Thorough air duct cleaning will allow everyone in your home to breathe easier. Even if you do not have allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, having fewer allergens and irritants in the air benefits everyone. You can look forward to a reduction in sneezing, coughing, and other signs of irritants in the air.
It may be embarrassing to admit, but every home experiences terrible odors. Cooking, pets, cleaners, and any number of other strong smells inside your home can get stuck on particles in the air ducts. If you’re struggling to get rid of an odor in your home, the air ducts could be the source. Particularly in the colder months, when your doors and windows more often remain shut, recirculated air can cause odors to linger. Whether the source is something dropped down an air vent or stale odors trapped in the duct-work and being recirculated, thorough air duct cleaning will solve the issue.
The more dust, dirt, and other build-up is in your ducts, the harder your heating and cooling system has to work. Over time, this lowered efficiency can cost you extra money and put extra strain on your heating and cooling system. Although the cost of air duct cleaning may seem high, the cost of a new heating and cooling unit is far higher.
If you’d like the benefits of clean air ducts, you can certainly clean your air ducts yourself. Specialized tools are available to make this possible. However, to ensure the best possible result, it is worth hiring a professional. This is particularly true if it has been a number of years since somebody cleaned the air ducts. No matter how you choose to clean your air ducts, your lungs will thank you.
When you are ready to have your air ducts professionally cleaned, contact Apex Appliance Repair and Air Duct Cleaning today. They have several options available, and we have teamed with them to offer packages that include both trash chute cleaning and air duct cleaning to ensure your facility is in top condition. Contact us today!