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Did You Know Your Air Ducts Should Be Cleaned?

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

No matter how well you clean your home, there’s one area that often goes overlooked – the air duct system. An accumulation of dust and debris in these unseen passageways can cause a host of problems like higher energy bills due to poor airflow, allergic reactions from pollutants getting circulated around the house, or even health issues related to mold growth in stagnant places within them. So if any construction projects have been done on your property recently, you own pets, or suffer allergies - it's wise to ensure checking and cleaning out your air ducts is added to your routine home maintenance!

Your home's air ducts may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to temperature control, but these hidden pipes and vents play an important role in creating a comfortable living environment. Although we often forget about our HVAC systems, regular maintenance can help keep them running smoothly for years! Remember: replace your air filters every three months (or once per month if you have pets) and make sure to get a professional cleaning for your system at least every three years.

Your HVAC system is an integral component in providing your home with comfortable temperatures, but it can also unfortunately be a source of contaminants if left unchecked. Dust and other debris such as construction material or pet dander tend to accumulate over time inside the air ducts and get pushed out when you turn on the thermostat - resulting in poor indoor air quality that impacts how well we breathe at home.

Gross, right?

How to Keep Your Air Ducts Clean

Keep your air clean and fresh with regular HVAC filter replacements! It's recommended to check the filters every three months, but if you have pets in the house it should be done monthly. This will help keep interior air free of contaminants - a necessary measure for any household wanting optimal health and breathable indoor quality.

Do your indoor air quality a favor: get those ducts cleaned! The experts recommend getting the job done every two to three years if you have pets, and once every four years otherwise. But don't worry - no major construction is necessary. A professional will just cut some small holes in the ductwork, run tubes through them that clear out extra contaminants on contact, then pull everything back up again with a vacuum – leaving only clean freshness behind!

Not sure if your air ducts have ever had a deep clean? It's simple to find out - check in your basement for evidence of the previous cleaning. Look for plugs or any patched spots, which are telltale signs that your ducts have been cleaned in the past! If not, then make routine duct cleaning a priority today!

Staying on top of your air ducts is an essential key to the health and safety of you and your family. Cleaning them regularly helps catch any mold that might be growing, which can prevent dangerous particles from entering your home's air supply. With proactive maintenance, you can help ensure a safe environment for all!

If it’s been a while since your air ducts were last cleaned or if you aren’t sure if they have ever been cleaned at all, there is no better time to invest in making your house a Healthy Home! Give us a call today at (309) 418-9511) to schedule an inspection.

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