What's the Fuss about Duct Cleaning?11/28/2015 Back To Blog
Why do we clean? Have you ever asked yourself that? Do we clean just to have a pretty home? That's what we actually enjoy, but unconsciously we clean our homes to protect our health. With dirty shoes, food residue, pet hair and stains contaminating our house daily, we mainly vacuum, dust and mop the floor in order to remain healthy. Air duct cleaning is required for the same reasons. Think about it! If some dog hair on the floor gives us the creeps, how we would react if we saw the inner parts of our air ducts. Places not visible and not easily accessible get dirty faster because we don't clean them often (or not all). Duct walls can be covered with debris with mold signs, but we might not know about it until we take a closer look.
With ducts being closed tubes, you might wonder why they get so dirty! The truth is that they are not confined spaces. Look at it from another angle. You open the window in a windy day and in seconds your living room is filled with tree leaves and debris. What you do is close the window and vacuum. You don't do the same with air ducts. They called like that for a reason. Ducts transfer air coming from outside to your home. Sucked by the fans of the condenser unit, passed through the HVAC system and gone through ducts, air travels from outside straight into your home. There is a window at the other part of the system too and it's open at all times. You will need the vacuum again. Perhaps air duct and HVAC unit cleaning is not needed weekly, but once a year they must be cleaned too.
Why duct cleaning is worth your while
The advantages of home air duct cleaning are similar to the ones of cleaning the house. With the ducts and the HVAC components free of dust, mildew, bacteria and debris, you will have plenty of benefits:
* The indoor air quality in the home will be improved
* Your health will be protected
* Temporary allergies and other health problems caused by dirty air contaminating the indoor environment will gradually disappear
* Dust will be reduced
* The HVAC system will work efficiently and the energy bills will be reduced
With annual air duct maintenance including good cleaning of the duct walls and HVAC components, you will be sure of your health and the quality of the indoor environment. When cleaning the system, you will also have the chance to check for cracks and unsealed parts and so you can see what kind of air duct or even HVAC unit repairs will be needed so that you won't deal with energy loss. With all parts and ducts cleaned and fixed, moisture will be kept at normal levels and mold (contaminating the environment even more) will not grow. These are the main reasons for such fuss about HVAC unit and air duct repair and cleaning.