How Air Duct Cleaning Can Help Your Family Breathe Better

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, every homeowner should have their air ducts cleaned at least once every three to five years - perhaps even more frequently if there are those who experience regular allergic reactions that live in the home.

There are a variety of benefits to air duct cleaning. For starters, it helps HVAC equipment to run more efficiently and last for longer. This often translates to energy savings. But the biggest reason to have your air ducts cleaned is because it greatly improves the indoor air quality (IAQ) within your home. Here's a closer look at how:

Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system is essentially the "lungs" of the home. And seeing how the ducts deliver either cool air or heat to the rest of the home, if the "lungs" are dirty, the rest of the home is certain to be dirty as well. Dirty ducts can greatly impact the IAQ within the home. 

How do ducts and the HVAC system get so dirty? Here's a look:

  • Dust/debris: Dust can get into the ductwork and so can other things like leaves, food crumbs, hair and more. Over time, these contaminants can build up to take their toll on the HVAC system.
  • Vermin: Ducts are often a favorite hiding place for bugs, mice and other rodents. 
  • Mold: If your home has recently sustained water damage or if water has ever gotten into your ducts, chances are there's mold growing inside your system, and you're breathing the spores in each time the furnace or air conditioning kicks on.

A good duct cleaning doesn't just use a high-powered vacuum to remove all of the contaminants that we discussed above that may be present in the system, but it also sanitizes and cleans the system, eradicating it of bacteria, mold and more. The end result is clean ducts and high-quality air for the household.

For residential and commercial air duct cleaning services, contact the team at Power Vac today.

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