While it’s still warm this summer, make sure to address your home’s air ducts to keep your family safe from harmful debris that you could be floating in your home.
Your home is a very complex system of working parts. How often do you think about each individual system and how to properly maintain them?
Chances are, it’s not very often and you probably don’t lose any sleep thinking over the ways you should maintain your home. In fact, you probably trust that everything in your home is running smoothly until it isn’t.
One aspect of your home that you probably never consider, but probably should, is your home’s air duct system. When was the last time that you had your ducts cleaned?
Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned
There are many reasons that have your home’s air duct system cleaned. Let’s take a look at a few.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is something that many homeowners seldom think of, but can have a serious impact on how you feel at home. One of the best ways to clean up the dust and debris in your home is starting with your air ducts.
If we were to compare this system to a body part, it would be like the arteries of your home. The ducts push the air throughout your home, and if there is dust in the ducts, that dust will be dispersed and re-circulated through the home 5 to 7 times per day, on average
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, it could be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with asthma, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Aside from dust and debris potentially mucking up the air in your home, it also can accumulate to block the airflow of your HVAC system. If we were to go back to our body comparison, your HVAC system is like the heart of your house. The dirtier the ducts, the harder it has to work and the less efficient it can become.
Air duct cleaning clears out the dust and debris. This will in turn help your furnace and air conditioner run more smoothly. The more efficient your system is running, the more money you can save on your energy bills over the course of a year.
Who really enjoys house cleaning? There are a few people out there, but a good chunk of people are looking for ways that they can cut down on the time they spend doing chores.
Regularly cleaning your air ducts won’t help you with your dishes, but it can help you cut down on time you spend dusting your house. As we have pointed out, regular air duct cleaning will help cut down on the circulation of dust and debris and thus cutting down on your chores.