As summer temperatures cool and fall and winter approach, people tend to spend the majority of their time indoors. Indoor air quality can be affected by many factors, including pet dander, dirt, dust, allergens and other contaminants, including bacteria and viruses. These contaminants can build up in your air ducts, making fall the perfect time to consider duct cleaning services at your home or business. Less sunlight and decaying leaves in the fall can significantly increase the amount of fungi and mold spores that are tracked into your home.
Duct cleaning will reduce the level of contaminants in your ducts (and potentially your indoor air), but it can also have other benefits like improving the efficiency of your system because it won’t have to work as hard to deliver the temperature-controlled air to its final destination in your indoor space. With dirty ducts, your system has to work harder, which can reduce the lifespan of your HVAC system and increase your monthly utility bills.
Duct cleaning should be one of your routine maintenance items and should be completed by a qualified professional at least once every two years. There are factors that make it more important that duct cleaning be done annually or even twice a year. If you have pets or children, or if someone in your home has allergies, you may need to prioritize duct cleaning. Also, if you have anyone who smokes cigarettes or cigars in your home, regular duct cleaning will be especially important. This fairly quick and easy service can improve allergy symptoms and help improve the indoor air quality for everyone who uses your space.