- August 14 2022
Why You Need to Get Your Ducts Cleaned
Clean air at home is vital for maintaining good health for you and your family. This starts with
duct cleaning from trusted and efficient technicians that will do the best job the first time. National Duct
cleaning is cleaning various parts of the air heating and cooling system to remove dust and particulates.
These cleanings can lead to reduced levels of dirt and debris, reduce symptoms from allergies and
asthma, lengthen the life of the HVAC system and save on monthly electricity costs.
- Reduce the levels of dirt and debris
Each year, dust, dirt, and debris will naturally find their way into the duct system in your home.
This doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong—it is just part of what happens when nature
encounters artificial structures. Not only can dusty, dirty air create more housework as you continually
clean away the dust only to have it as quickly return again and again, but also cozy, dusty vents and ducts
with a pleasant lining of debris can attract rodents and other unwanted house guests who may be
looking for a place to have a nest or spend the winter.
- Reduce symptoms from allergies and asthma
Perhaps some members of your family are susceptible to allergies or even suffer from asthma or
other breathing issues. If you have pets in your family, the dander, hair/fur, and dust they shed can
exacerbate existing problems. In the same way, air ducts that contain allergens (dust, debris, pet dander,
pollen, mould spores, mildew, etc.) are likely to exacerbate any existing health conditions as toxin-filled
air circulates throughout your home. Cleaning your vents regularly can reduce sick time, doctor bills,
personal illness and discomfort, and more.
- Prolong the life of your HVAC system
The dirtier your ductwork system becomes, the harder your HVAC unit must work to push air
through the ducts and keep it circulating evenly throughout your home. As mentioned earlier (see No. 2
here), you may have to replace compromised ducts if you do not clean them as needed. Your HVAC
system motor will experience less wear and tear if its work is made more accessible by clean ducts.
Perhaps most importantly for your family’s budget, regular preventative maintenance is less expensive
than prematurely replacing your HVAC unit.
- Save on monthly electricity costs
If the presence of dirt, debris, rodents, or toxins is causing your HVAC unit to work harder than it
was designed to work, this will also cause the unit to draw more power to keep doing its job. This cycle
will drive up your monthly utility costs, especially in temperature extremes of hot and cold. If you notice
an upward creep in your energy usage and monthly bill, dirty air ducts may be the reason.
- Ensure your home is safe
Every year many homes catch fire because of debris collected in the ductwork. This tragic
situation can be avoided by simply ensuring your home’s ducts are cleaned and maintained as needed.
The risk grows exponentially if you have an older HVAC unit and use propane or other fuels to run your
furnace, stove, fireplace, or portable heating units. When debris comes in contact with any of these
appliances or devices, fire risk increases accordingly. A simple air duct cleaning can drastically reduce
your risk and also assess your home for any other existing HVAC-related fire risks.
If you are thinking about cleaning your ducts or dryers, there is no better time than now.
Cleaning the vents will lead to various benefits for you, your home and your family. Reduced levels of
debris in your duct systems can alleviate the dust around your home, leading to reduced symptoms of
allergies and asthma. With less dust, fur, pollen, and other foreign substances circulating in your air,
there will be less personal discomfort for everyone that used to experience it. Less dirt in the ductwork
means it is easier for your vents to push out clean air to the rest of your home, prolonging their lives so
you will not need to replace them prematurely. In addition to the extra force that dirty vents must exert
to push out air, more electricity is required to make this happen. Clean vents mean less energy to
perform the same job as dirty vents, saving you time and money. Most importantly, a safe home for you
and your family should be at the top of everybody’s priorities, and clean ducts ensure a lesser chance of
a house fire or any other risks associated with your ductwork.