The majority of people spend anywhere from 60 to 90% of their time in their homes without giving the indoor air quality of their home a second thought. Having clean ducts and a clean and efficient HVAC system can make a huge difference in the air quality of your home.
Let’s take a look at why and when you should have your air duct system professionally cleaned.
Preventing Health Issues
Particulates and dust will accumulate over time and can build up in your system which is then circulated throughout your house and can affect your family’s health. Once the dust, other particles, or even worse in the case of certain molds, builds up enough in your duct systems your family could suffer from things such as skin allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions.
Extended Life Cycle of your HVAC system
Heating and cooling systems in the home are one of the biggest investments to consider in home ownership. When your HVAC system is overwhelmed with mold, pet dander, dust and other debris, it will not work as efficiently and can cause your HVAC system to fail. In most cases HVAC equipment fails much earlier than its given life expectancy due to one main reason, lack of maintenance.
Proper air duct maintenance and efficiency are tied together, and a well maintained and clean air duct system will remove the health hazards associated with unclean systems, while providing clean and fresh air throughout your home.
Exposing Underlying Issues
When you get your HVAC system cleaned out professionally, there may be underlying and unknown issues that affect your ducts and system, these issues will be brought to light so that the issues can be fixed. This again goes back to maintenance and longevity of your home HVAC system and is extremely important.
When to have your ducts cleaned
It is recommended that you have your HVAC system and ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years. If you have multiple pets in your house, every 1 to 3 years may be a better choice to have your ducts professionally cleaned, but other factors are also important. Obvious large amounts of dirt and debris caused by the collection of dust and particulates over an extended period of time, mildew, or bad musty smells are indicative of moisture build up.
If you are having severe allergic reactions, it could be due to substantial mold growth on the inside of hard surfaces like ducts or sheet metal or other components of your HVAC system. Or if your home has rodent problems, rodents can be detrimental to your ducts and systems and can die inside of them, or aid in spreading contaminants through your ducts and subsequently your home.
Remodel work or home renovations
Having home remodeling work or renovations of your home creates an incredible amount of dust, dirt, sawdust, and other debris. If your duct work wasn’t properly sealed off, this debris will enter your duct systems and could cause issues with air quality in your home. If you had work done on your home, it might be a good idea to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned by a professional.
Recently moved to a new house
If you recently purchased a new home, it might be a good idea to have the duct system cleaned right away. The previous owners may have neglected having their ducts cleaned for a substantial amount of years and may have been smokers or a pet owner. There are many considerations that could have led to you purchasing a home that hasn’t had the proper maintenance needed for clean air quality.
Air duct cleaning Conclusion
The EPA has warned that the air quality inside of a home could be 2 to 5 times more polluted than fresh and clean outdoor air. This can have some awful detrimental effects to your family and their health. Keeping check on your home air quality should be a priority for everyone and a professional cleaning every 3 to 5 years can make a huge difference.
Unique Air Duct Cleaning Livonia has been providing high quality air duct and dryer vent cleaning services to Michigan homes and businesses for over 25 years. We are family owned and operated and committed to excellent customer service. Our company has the specific knowledge, qualifications, and experience to ensure that the air ducts in your home are properly cleaned. Maintain the quality of air in your home by contacting us today! Free Estimates and Special Offers available.