Air ducts circulate air from your heating and cooling system in and out of the rooms in your house. This is the air that you and your family breathe and it’s vital that it is as clean as possible. When you hire a professional, they will remove dust and other contaminants from the air ducts. After testing, they use powerful HEPA vacuums to clear debris and clean your registers and grills. Lastly, the filters get replaced, and odor control products can be used.
There are several reasons to have your ducts cleaned regularly including:
Clean indoor air quality is essential. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to suffering from respiratory health conditions from pollutants in the home. Regular duct cleaning will also reduce the amount of dust you will have to clean. When your ducts are cleaned professionally, it will not only improve your indoor air quality but reduce allergens. Harmful contaminants such as mold, mildew, bacteria, and other toxins will be reduced.
Cleaner air makes it easier for everyone to breath. Contaminants in your heating and cooling system could also shorten the lifespan of your equipment. When the ducts are clean and free of buildup, they will work more efficiently and use less energy.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association suggest that your ductwork be cleaned every three years. However, it may need to be performed more often depending on the circumstances in your home. You should have them cleaned if you suspect mold, rodent infestation, or dust is emitting from the vents.