Utah Air Duct Cleaning
Air Duct Cleaning Can Help Lessen Dust and Allergens In Your Home
Clean air ducts can help lessen dust, allergens and pollutants in your home. Your HVAC (heating/ventilation air conditioning) system are the “lungs” of your home. Having a clean system is essential in maintaining the efficiency, quality and cleanliness of your home as a whole.
While most people change the air filters in their air conditioning systems, little thought is given to the ducts themselves. While most modern air-conditioning systems are made of sleek, non-stick materials like galvanized steel and polyurethane, and filters can collect a majority of debris from the air circulating in your system, this does not prevent allergens and dust from finding its way to the air around you. Along with replacing your air filters, your air ducts should be cleaned regularly to prevent allergen and dust build up. This provides a huge improvement in the quality of the air you breathe.
The accumulation of dust, dead skin cells, pollen, pet dander and hair in air ducts used for air conditioning begins when the circulating air starts running through the ducts themselves and can build up over years. This becomes an issue with the quality of the air you breathe. This can result in reduced airflow through your system, with more particles bypassing filtration and ultimately ending up in the space being cooled or heated. This can be a factor in aggravating allergies, causing restless sleep and contracting common illnesses such as the common cold.
As well as keeping your home visibly clean, a clean HVAC system can help your home to be pleasing in other ways. Dust and dander can be seen floating through the air. Dirty ducts can contribute to allergens spreading to other parts of your home, causing possible health issues. Cleaning the front grates and changing air filter won’t remove the allergens already in your air ducts. Thoroughly cleaning your air ducts is the only way to rid your system of this possible problem.
Should Air Duct Cleaning Be Part Of Regular Maintenance?
As a well maintained car is more gas efficient, so should your air conditioner be maintained for the most energy efficient capabilities through regular check-ups. Anywhere from 25-40% of energy used for heating and cooling your home is wasted. Debris and pollutants in your cooling system cause it to work that much harder to keep temperatures at the optimum level, shortening the usable lifespan of your air-conditioning system. This also makes reliably keeping a temperature in your home difficult. Keeping your system clean can result in improved cost-effectiveness and a longer lifespan for your home’s ventilation system.
Simply put, a clean, well maintained air duct system is cheaper, healthier, and helps to keep your home more hospitable. It is an often overlooked facet of home cleanliness, and can be a way to enjoying, cleaner, fresher air in your home.