Improve The Air you Breathe

Have you found yourself or family members more prone to allergic reactions and flare-ups recently? Does it always seem like you have nasal irritations, throat congestion or watery eyes? If so, you might be inhaling pollutants while inside the safety of your own home and not be aware of it. Your ventilation system could be breeding ground for dust mites and a receptacle for millions of dust particles, pollen, dander, mold and mildew spores. When you inhale the air inside your house you also inhale these contaminants, making you that much more susceptible to respiratory illnesses and allergy flare-ups.

How Often Should Duct Cleaning Be Performed?

If duct cleaning is done properly, your system should be cleaned every 5 years. However, if any of the following factors come into play you may have to get your ducts cleaned before the recommended time.

  • A new home construction site in close proximity to your home
  • Pet dander in the home.
  • If there is a lot of carpeting in your home.
  • If the location of your home is near a highway.
  • Recent renovations or remodeling of the home.
  • Family members with allergies.

What Leads To the need for Duct Cleaning?

  • Not changing furnace filters on a regular basis.
  • Use of an inadequate filter.
  • Any toys or household objects/debris found in the vents blocking airflow.
  • Poor duct design which will reduce airflow to home(lots of turns and bends in ducting).
  • Debris left from construction projects or renovations.

What can homeowners do to maintain the cleanliness of their ducts

  • Change furnace filters regularly.
  • Use a good filter.
  • Cover vents when doing renovations.
  • Vacuum regularly

How do I know if or when my ducts are dirty

  • The need to change filters frequently.
  • Visibility of lots of dust on surfaces and on return vents grilles.
  • The need to dust around the home more often.

What happens if homeowners do not clean their ducts

  • This could result in poor airflow throughout the home.
  • Strain on furnace because it has to work harder.
  • Dust accumulation on surfaces.
  • Possibility of mold, spores and bacteria growing in ductwork.

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