Being a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibilities. And with so many things to care for, it’s understandable that many homeowners take an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality to certain maintenance tasks. Since they can’t be seen, air ducts are something that many homeowners overlook. However, cleaning these passageways is essential for health and safety reasons. Here are four reasons why you should have your air ducts professionally cleaned by Dry Pros.
Make Things Cleaners in the Building
Your air ducts play a significant role in the overall cleanliness of your home or office. The air ducts blow air from around the structure, and when the ducts aren’t clean, they can also blow dust and other particles around your house. Once the dust settles in the ductwork, it will get blown around the structure once the air conditioner or heating system is turned on. But it doesn’t just stay in the ductwork, it comes out and into your living environment, settling on your furniture, your bedding, your flooring. Removing the dust from air vents will make your home or office cleaner.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Since most people spend more times inside than outside, indoor air quality is something that should be taken seriously. Though there aren’t any gas-engine pumping smoke into your building, dust, pet danders, and other pollutants can deteriorate the air quality inside your structure. When the air ducts in a building aren’t cleaned, they can blow these particles around, which has adverse effects on people in the building that suffer from allergies or respiratory conditions. Dust and other pollutants can trigger sneezing and coughing, as well as impact a person’s sinuses or bronchial congestion. At Dry Pros, we use our Air-Care Turbo Jet HEPA vacuum to bring your system to 5″ of static pressure. We can remove 99.97 percent of all air fragments, biological and microbial particulates in the system, creating a truly sanitized process.
Removing Smells and Odors
Having your air ducts cleaned can also result in a cleaner smelling home. Odors from sources such as pets, cleaning agents, paint fumes, food, tobacco, microorganisms, and more contribute to smells that settle in over time. Residents generate a lot of contaminants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals, through the course of everyday use. When pulled into the HVAC system, these particles get re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average, and these can contribute to stale smells and odors in your home. Over time, this re-circulation causes a buildup of contaminants in the ductwork. Thorough cleaning of the air ducts can give your building a fresher smell.
Lower Your Energy Bill
Having your air ducts cleaned can improve the efficiency of your central heating and cooling system. Air ducts that have a substantial buildup of dust and grime are less efficient since it takes more effort to push air through the system. It’s like trying to use a straw where one end is tiny. It’s estimated that 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. When your heating and cooling system isn’t working as efficiently as possible, your utility bill rises due to the increased time spent running. Having your air duct system cleaned can pay for itself in utility savings.
If you think it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned, Dry Pros can help. Our team of professionals will test your system, and have it cleaned so that it removes harmful particles and operates at peak efficiency. Send us a message online to get a free estimate for cleaning the ducts at your home or business.