A home’s ductwork is often overlooked, but it’s an essential part of your home comfort. Your ducts are like the veins of your HVAC system. They carry air from the unit to your vents, heating and cooling your home, and improving your overall comfort. But over time those ducts build up a lot of dust and debris, and every once in a while they need to be cleaned out.
We’re going to explain a few reasons why you might need duct cleaning in Wellington, FL to improve the efficiency of your system. You deserve cleaner air, and here’s why.
Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Allergens waft through the air and we breathe them in. Then they affect our lungs, cause us to sneeze, and lower our quality of life. Your air filter helps trap a lot of air pollutants at the point of air intake, but it’s not a perfect process.
Particulates and trace amounts of dust and dander will still make their way through. When air is forced through your ducts, these pollutants slowly accumulate and disperse into the air you breathe. Duct cleaning removes everything that’s accumulated and immediately improves your indoor air quality.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exist in a lot of chemicals that we use in our homes all across the country. These release VOCs into the air we breathe and can impact our health.
While we recommend an air purification system above all else to combat VOCs, duct cleaning is the second-best line of defense. These VOCs can pass through your air filter and sit in your ducts over time similarly to allergens.
Eliminate Bad Odors
Imagine everything we’ve just mentioned–now think about what sort of smells they could produce over time. You may not even realize that these bad odors are wafting through your home because they become commonplace.
There’s a noticeable difference in the smell of the air that comes from your vents after duct cleaning. Ironically, odors coming from your vents may lead to higher use of air fresheners, which inject more VOCs into your home and ducts.
Improve HVAC Efficiency
Even a layer of dirt 1/8″ thick in your ductwork can result in up to a 30% loss in efficiency in your HVAC system. Fortunately, the process of having that dirt removed is very simple. With annual duct cleaning services, you can have your entire system not only cleaned, but also inspected to ensure it’s working as efficiently as possible.
Ditch the Dust in Your Ducts
Now that you know what dirty ducts can do for your home, it’s time to think about the last time you had duct cleaning done. If you’re not sure, that’s okay.
A good rule of thumb is to start keeping track after your next duct cleaning call (which you should schedule sooner rather than later). After that, once every 3-5 years is how often you should schedule duct cleaning services.
Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services to schedule your next duct cleaning and begin breathing better air.