When was the last time you spared even a single thought for the ducts in your home? Probably not for a long time. Possibly not ever. That’s not really your fault. After all, when was the last time the ducts did something that required your attention? Despite the ducts’ unobtrusive natures, however, they actually need maintenance just as much as any other home system. Let’s take a look at why professional duct cleaning is necessary for the health of your ducts, and how it can benefit you as well.
The air in the average home is infested with millions of airborne particles. These particles not only lower your indoor air quality, but can have an adverse effect on your health. Dust, pollen, insect and pet dander are all common allergens and lung irritants. If you happen to suffer from allergies, and have frequent attacks while inside, it is likely due to these particles. Meanwhile, biological infectious agents like viruses and bacteria can sicken you if you are exposed to them.
All of these contaminants have a tendency to collect in a home’s ductwork. There are two reasons for this. First, the ducts are dark, which offers a safe place to thrive for light-sensitive germs. Second, ducts are largely undisturbed by human activity, including routing cleaning efforts. This allows contaminants to build up over time, until you turn on your heater or air conditioner. When that happens, all of those pollutants get blown out of the ducts and circulated around the house, where they have a greater chance to infect you.
Since you can’t be reasonably expected to stop using your heater or air conditioner (and that wouldn’t solve the problem anyway) you’ll need another solution if you want to improve your air quality and health. Professional duct cleaning is a service designed to clear all the contaminants out of your ducts. Depending on the type of ducts you have, your HVAC technician will either vacuum out the entire space or clean it manually with a special set of tools. Duct cleaning is the fastest and most thorough way to improve your air quality, cleaning up the area of the house with the highest concentration of harmful particulates.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. We provide duct cleaning throughout Granite Falls.