Cleaning surfaces we come in contact with on a daily basis is a simple matter. However, have you considered cleaning something that you are in contact daily and cannot see? Air is all around us and is vital to our wellbeing. Air ducts routinely get clogged with dirt, dust and grime. Keeping them clean is not an easy task, but it is a task that can reward your health, as well as your wallet.
Whether or not you consider yourself a healthy person, air can hurt you if it’s polluted. Air ducts inside the home can intensify the severity of allergies and asthma. Viruses, fungi, and bacteria can also be spread through air ducts, and as a result, inhabitants might get sick with respiratory infections more frequently.
Similar to motor vehicles, regular air duct maintenance can keep your system running longer and more efficient over time. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system will still get dirty through normal use. A clean system doesn’t work as hard to maintain the set temperature, using less energy and leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. If you haven’t cleaned your ducts lately, hiring a professional contractor to perform the service can improve your health and household budget.