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All the Ways Duct Cleaning Helps Your Indoor Air Quality


If your HVAC unit is the heart of your home, then the ducts are its arteries. Your ductwork is the delivery system that brings that temperature-controlled air into every corner of your home, and as the unsung heroes that ducts are, they get forgotten.

Because you don’t need annual duct cleaning services and they need to be scheduled separately from your usual maintenance, duct cleaning often gets forgotten despite its benefits.

Getting duct cleaning in Royal Palm Beach, FL means enjoying these benefits to your indoor air quality.

Pulls Allergens From the Air

Allergens float freely in the air, then you breathe them in, and they irritate your lungs and airways. Different allergens from dust to pet dander and pollen can all cause a lower quality of life, especially if you have sensitivities.

These allergens don’t always get picked up by your air intake filter. Instead, some of them make it through to the ductwork and begin to collect. Over time, these can be blown back into the air.

Now imagine that all that dust and everything trapped within it is just removed from your home. Instead of intermittently dispersing into the air (and then into your lungs), it’s just gone.

Eliminates Bad Odors

Dust can actually trap bad odors and your ductwork is certainly ripe with dust. As dust builds up on the edges of your ductwork, other particles that pass through your air filter can cling to it.

This usually presents itself as a musty aroma that floats down from your vents. If you’ve ever tried to locate something in your home that smells dingy, but you couldn’t figure out what it was, it’s likely the dust in your ducts.

Reduces Dust on Surfaces

We’ve covered air quality, but there are a few other benefits that you should know about.

Picture all that dust that falls down from your ducts as it’s gradually pushed out into the air. Where do you think it all goes?

It lands on the carpet, but you can vacuum that. It may land on the couch, but that’s not really a big deal. The problem is that dust–which is dander, dead skin, pollen, bacteria, and more–lands on the surfaces in your kitchen where you prepare food.

Remove the dust, and you’ll greatly mitigate how much falls through the air and lands on your countertops, stove, and in your sink.

Greatly Improves Airflow

Dust builds up in your vents and creates air resistance. Instead of 100% of the temperature-controlled air moving through your ducts, some of it meets resistance and then less actually makes it to the vent.

This can improve the life of your air conditioner and furnace by reducing wear and tear. Higher air resistance means your unit has to run for longer to achieve your temperature goals, so when your ducts are clean, your unit doesn’t have to work as much during each cycle.

Better Air, Better Quality of Life

From mechanical benefits to less surface dust on your countertops, there are a lot of reasons to schedule duct cleaning services on top of just improving your air quality.

If you don’t know how long it’s been since your last duct cleaning, that’s a clear sign that it’s time to schedule duct cleaning services as soon as possible.

Contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today to schedule your next duct cleaning and begin reaping the rewards of better indoor air quality.

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