Believe it or not, your home needs to “breathe” just as much as you do– and air ducts are its way of doing so. Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of duct cleaning. In this article we will breakdown just how vital it is. Duct systems inevitably collect airborne paraphernalia the same way humans end up drawing bacteria into our lungs. Eventually, the duct will become congested, affecting the quality of the air you breathe inside your home.
Got Any Pets?
Animal dander can be sucked into duct systems in the same way dust and dirt can. With the added source of congestion (along with possible increased dirt from floors muddied by little paws!), it’s a good idea to check up on your duct system often to ensure it’s clean.
Allergies in the Household?
Breathing low-quality air day in and day out is harmful for anyone, but the issue becomes even worse for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems. Allergens like pollen, dust, and pet dander are easily taken into a functioning duct system, then distributed out again if the duct becomes congested. Additionally, any household member who experiences headaches, nasal congestion, or other sinus problems at night or in the morning is likely impacted by a congested vent. Low air quality is a key factor in consistent issues like these.
How You Know It’s Time for a Cleaning
If your HVAC system takes on a musty or stale odor every time it runs, it’s probably time for a cleaning. Rapid dust buildup in your home shortly after you’ve cleaned is another sign your air quality has decreased. As a general rule of thumb, homeowners should have their duct systems cleaned every two to five years, but it’s important to schedule a professional cleaning more often depending on any respiratory issues in your household.
We Can Help!
Will-Air not only does heating and cooling, but now offers an air duct cleaning service that rids your ducts of harmful dirt, dust, and debris. Our brand new technology reaches every square inch of your vents to the utmost extent. Give us a call today at 410-549-9300 to schedule a professional cleaning with a company you can trust.