Your air ducts need to be cleaned on occasion because they have air blown
through them year-round in many areas. With that amount of air, the vents
and ducts can become dusty. Your furnace takes air from the outside, then
it heats or cools the air. And if you didn't already know, the air
outside has things that can make some people feel unwell. Here are a few
reasons that you should clean out your air ducts.
For Your Health
One of the most obvious reasons to have your ductwork cleaned is to improve
the quality of air that you breathe. Dust, pollen, and even mold can become
trapped in your ductwork and vents. If those particles aren't cleaned
out, you could see more allergic reactions from you or your family members
who are allergic to these things. And if you didn't know, mold can
be very harmful to you, your family, and your pets. It can even cause
vomiting and longterm feelings of unwellness if you don't identify
the cause of the illness.
To Improve the Efficiency of Your Heating and Cooling System
When dust gets trapped in your furnace and air conditioner, these pieces
of equipment have to work harder to heat and cool your home. This can
mean higher energy bills. It can also cause more problems to the furnace
and air conditioner. You're actually saving money in the long run
by keeping your ductwork free of debris.
For a Cleaner Home
If you feel like you're constantly dusting your shelves and electronics,
this might be a sign that your ducts need to be cleaned. If your vents
are blowing dust into the rooms of your home, you'll be spending a
lot more time cleaning. Make the investment of having your ductwork cleaned,
and you'll save hours every month because you won't have to dust as often.
Dust, mold, and other allergens are not things that you want in your home.
Call Tom's Mechanical to have your ducts assessed and cleaned if necessary.