Many people don’t give a second thought to scheduling HVAC system routine maintenance which is great. You should have your HVAC system cleaned and checked to ensure it is running efficiently and without complication. However, on occasion, you also may want to consider adding a duct cleaning service onto your routine service call.
The air ducts in your home play a vital role in circulating the air that your HVAC system heats or cools. Without your ductwork, your home would not be able to maintain the temperature set by your thermostat. The air pushes through the ducts in your home multiple times every day, so it is equally important to ensure that the air is not getting contaminated on its way to you. The average person spends at least 12 hours at home when you combine sleeping with daily activities. Some people spend much more.
With this in mind, it may be time to think about hiring duct cleaning service to make sure the air you’re breathing is safe. The actual process is not time-consuming, and unless a problem is discovered it is generally not expensive. Most duct systems work much more efficiently after cleaning, so any money you spend on the task you will likely get back in reduced energy bills.
What Does Air Duct Cleaning Service Involve?
At its most basic, an air duct cleaning service does exactly what it sounds like: removes the dust and contaminants from inside of your air ducts. This is a more extensive cleaning service than you likely think, although a trained professional can whip through the cleaning process in a very short time. Your air duct system is made up of supply and return air ducts and the registers that sit in each room. Most people only see the registers and a bit of exposed ductwork in the basement, a duct cleaning expert can get to all areas.
They do this by using powerful vacuums at the ends of the ductwork to pull the debris and dust out the buried sections of your ductwork. This prevents the dirt and debris from eventually dislodging and circulating through your home. If you have never hired someone to perform a service, then it may be a good time to consider. It is generally an even better time during the spring and summer months as the weather warms in Minneapolis, MN, and common allergens become a larger issue.
Clean Up Your Living Environment
Most people wipe up dust when they notice it has settled in. Oftentimes we forget it about cleaning the small details of a home, but when you notice dust on a picture frame or countertop the natural inclination is to clean it up. Even though you can’t see it, dust collects in the ductwork in your home as well. As soon as your system powers on the top layer of that dust will lift off and start to move until eventually some of it pushes out.
Before too long there won’t just be dust in your ductwork, but it will be floating throughout the air in your home and settling throughout your living environment. The dust will move to your flooring, your furniture, your bedding, even on you. This will happen every time your heater or A/C kicks in, which is a compelling argument for a regular duct cleaning service. One simple service can help improve the living environment you likely spend half your life inside.
Better Air Quality In Your Home
Speaking of dust floating through your home, it will also be floating in your lungs if you don’t do something. It is only logical that you breathe the air that comes out of your ductwork, and sometimes that may mean breathing in the tiny particles that are hidden in it. Even if you don’t have someone in your home with respiratory conditions or severe allergies, everyone wants to breathe clean air. Scheduling a regular duct cleaning service can help you achieve this goal.
Every time you take a deep breath of air that is fueled with pollutants or dust you are likely helping impact the congest in your bronchial or sinus tubes. Eventually, this will start to bother you. Many people are surprised to find that the indoor allergies that are symptomatic can be easily caused by simply cleaning the ductwork and replacing HVAC filters. An HVAC professional can easily do both for you if you call for a duct cleaning service.
Remove Bad Odors
All homes have their own smells, most homeowners get used to it. However, if the smell in your home is not pleasant then you may want to do something about it. Tobacco use, paint fumes, cleaning agents, pets and more all create odors that can settle into your ductwork over time. If you keep cleaning your home but cannot get rid of the stale odor in the air, you may need to clean the contaminants out of your ductwork as well.
Reduce Air Irritants
Dust is not the only thing that hides inside your air ducts, contaminants and microorganisms can hide in there too. As mentioned earlier with the bad odors, pet dander, mildew, pollen, bacteria, and even more pollutants can also survive deep inside of your ductwork system potentially altering the quality of the air you breathe. Don’t keep circulating these foul contaminants over your house.
Better Energy Efficiency
Finally, ductwork and registers that have never been cleaned usually have a large buildup of heavy grime and dust. This can reduce the freedom of air to travel through them, in turn, creating a system that is not operating efficiently. Most people find that their energy bills reduce slightly after duct cleaning because the impeding grime is removed.
Schedule Air Duct Cleaning Services Today
If you want to start breathing cleaner air and saving money, call Blue Ox Heating & Air of Minneapolis, MN today. We can book your duct cleaning service and refresh your home this spring season.