Have you had your air ducts cleaned out this year? Or the year before that? Did you know that when you do not clean your air ducts regularly, the dirt and dust that accumulate throughout your air conditioning system can cause a wide range of issues from respiratory problems to mechanical issues that will cost you a fortune in repairs and maintenance? At Nevada Pure Air, we have seen our fair share of dirty air ducts and the issues that they cause. Here are some of the benefits of air duct cleaning that will improve your health and your peace of mind.
Improve Air Quality
If you notice that you are having a more difficult time with breathing, coughing, or sneezing around the house, particularly when you lay down for bed at night, then you may have an air quality problem in your home. Air quality can become an issue when the air conditioning system in your home; the air ducts and air filters, get too dirty to effectively keep the air that you breathe filtered. The result is that airborne dust and contaminants cycle back into your home. The best way to improve the air quality in your home is to have the air ducts in your home cleaned annually. Additionally, you should change the air filters in your home about every three months.
Less Dusting and Vacuuming
When you have your air ducts cleaned, not only will you have an easier time breathing in your home, but you will also have an easier time cleaning your home. Dirty air ducts and filters can become ineffective and let dust, dirt, pollen, and pet dander cycle back into your home. The result is a dustier, dirtier home. If you notice that if you spend more and more time dusting your home, this might be the issue.
Reduce Allergy Symptoms
Sneezing, sniffling, and itchy eyes are common symptoms of allergies. While these are ever-present during allergy season in the spring, if you notice that you have allergies well into the summer, autumn and winter then you might have an air quality issue in your home. This can be particularly prevalent if you have pets because pet hair and dander can especially be found in your air ducts and air conditioning system.
Reduce Energy Consumption
Beyond the physical health benefits of air duct cleaning, air duct cleaning can also help you save money by reducing your energy bill. Dirty air ducts can clog your air filters and cause the whole AC system to work double-time to condition your home. This will raise your energy bill and may cause strain on the AC system. In extreme cases, this can cause your AC unit to break down or blow a fuse. Because of this, keeping your air ducts cleaned and your air filters changed should be a part of your regular home maintenance routine.