Dust and pollutants can make their way into your home in a number of ways. When you or someone in your household is dealing with allergies or breathing problems such as asthma, it’s important to remove any potential threats whenever possible. Enter: duct cleaning.

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is exactly what it sounds like. The air ducts, which transport air throughout your home, will be cleaned thoroughly. This ensures any trapped dust, pollutants, and other particles you don’t want in your air are removed from the ducts. 

Reasons to Consider Having Air Ducts Cleaned

There are a number of reasons you may be considering having your air ducts cleaned. In short, a great reason is simply that they’re dirty. However, there are a few more specific factors to consider.

Pet Dander

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You may not be allergic to your pet, but when their pet dander builds up in your air ducts, it may be a different story. Many pet owners find that when excessive pet dander is present, allergies flare up. Even if this hasn’t been the case for you and your family, guests may feel differently. Keeping your home free from as much pet dander as possible is never a bad idea.

Visible Mold

Air ducts can be the perfect breeding ground for mold. This is especially true when the ducts have been clogged with dust. When the weather warms up and we have a high moisture level in the air, mold can form. If mold has taken up inside your ductwork, you may smell it first. Mold has a musty odor and if it’s in your ducts, you may smell it more when the air is running. You may also notice that your eyes, throat, and nose become more irritated and/or your allergies get worse when you have the air going. These are all tell-tale signs of a mold infestation. 

Excessive Dust

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If you’ve noticed the dust that accumulates on your air registers, just think of what could be lurking inside your air ducts. Luckily, there’s a way to fix that. It’s a good idea to have your air ducts checked and cleaned every one to three years, depending on your lifestyle.

Recently Purchased Home

If you’ve just bought a home, having the air ducts cleaned is a healthy way to start your life in it. Whether the home is brand new or you purchased a home that had been previously loved, air duct cleaning is a good idea. With new construction comes sawdust, drywall dust, and more. If your home had a previous owner, you never know how many pets had lived there, if they’d ever had the ducts cleaned, if the home had set empty for a long period of time (going back to the mold issue), etc. 

Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning 

Air ducts are one of the most important components in your home because they’re responsible for circulating the very air that we breathe. It only makes sense that we take every step we can to keep them clean. Cleaner air ducts can help enhance our daily lives and that includes improving allergies and saving money

Reduce Indoor Allergens

Between pet dander, our own dander, pollen, and other pollutants, our air ducts can hold a ton of problems when it comes to allergies. By removing all of this gunk from the ducts, you may be able to increase the comfort level in your home and reduce the amount of money spent on tissues and allergy pills.

Increase the Efficiency of Your HVAC System

When your air ducts are clean and free from dust, dander, and mold, you could enjoy an HVAC system with a longer service life. With your HVAC system not wasting energy being bogged down with all of those pollutants, it can run more efficiently. This could result in energy savings and that’s reason alone to consider a duct cleaning.

Keep Air Ducts Cleaner

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There are plenty of ways to keep your air ducts cleaner and minimize potential problems in the future. A few of the preventative steps with the most impact include:

  • Choose high-efficiency air filters
  • Change air filters every 90 days
  • Keep cooling coils and drain pans clean (your HVAC pro will do this)
  • Vacuum and dust your home regularly to keep the dust away

Enhance Air Quality with an Air Purifier

In addition to regularly changing your air filters and keeping your air ducts clean, an air purifier can help increase your HVAC system’s efficiency. In fact, a REME® Halo ionized hydro-peroxide air filter can also reduce over 70% of odors in your home and can reduce up to 99% of viruses that can be found on surfaces in your home. 

Schedule Duct Cleaning from Cyclone Contracting

If you’d like to learn more about our duct cleaning services or book an appointment, contact us today. We’re ready to discuss with you how you can start saving on energy bills and enjoy cleaner air in your home.