Extracting dust from your ductwork is extremely important to the air quality in your home. The average house collects 40 pounds of dirt, dust, and allergens in its air ducts each year. This could be a problem since dust bunnies can contain a host of unhealthy bacteria, fungi, and mold. Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? The air that circulates throughout your house every time the heating or cooling system kicks on, can contaminate your home’s air. This air can be harmful for your family's health, especially if there are young children in the home.
If you have a central air HVAC system, your home's air duct should be cleaned approximately every 7 years. The build-up of dirt and debris worsens over time and prevents the air from flowing freely throughout the ventilation system of your home. This means that your system has to work harder and will cost you more to operate. Over time, the problem only gets worse.
Many homeowners forget to clean or replace their air filters every thirty to ninety days. As a result, your air and air ducts get dirty, the HVAC system has to work harder, and your health and energy bills will suffer.
To maintain and clean your ducts in between professional cleanings, remember to sponge them down and try to get them as clean as you can. You can also use a vacuum hose.
You can count on TriState Home Services for all your Air Duct Cleaning needs. To learn more, contact us online or give us a call at 866-624-5970 and we will be more than happy to assist you.