Air ducts are responsible for circulating the air from your HVAC system within your home, maintaining its comfort levels throughout the seasons. When they aren’t regularly cleaned, they can negatively impact your health, safety, and comfort. So, ask yourself, is your home unusually dusty? Does your home have strange odors circulating throughout it? Is your monthly utility bill increasing? If so, these are all signs indicating that your air ducts are dirty or clogged. Continue reading to identify three benefits linked to regularly cleaning your air ducts.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Your home’s indoor air quality should be clean, creating a healthy and comfortable environment free of contaminants. However, over time dust, pollen, dirt, mold, debris, allergens, and other pollutants can accumulate within your air ducts, directly impacting the air coming out of your air ducts, resulting in poor indoor air quality. Regularly cleaning your ductwork can help improve your indoor air quality, protecting your health and comfort.
Along with impacting your home’s indoor air quality, your air ducts can also affect your home’s smell. For instance, smoke, food, cleaners, and mildew odors can often get trapped in your air ducts, repeatedly circulating a strong, stale, musty, or foul odor within your home. Your home’s smell can also be impacted by pollutants and other things commonly found in dirty air ducts, such as bacteria, mold, pet dander, bugs, animals, animal droppings, and much more. So, cleaning your home’s air ducts can help you remove or reduce lingering odors, allowing you to restore your home’s clean and fresh aroma.
Reduces Energy Usage
If you’re experiencing an unexplained increase in your monthly energy bill, dirty air ducts could be the cause. When your air ducts are dirty or clogged, your HVAC has to work harder to push air through your ducts, circulating it within your home. This causes your HVAC to consume more energy, which can diminish the lifespan of your HVAC system and increase your monthly energy bill. However, regularly cleaning your air ducts can keep your system running efficiently, lowering your monthly energy, which is extremely beneficial, especially during hot and cold seasons such as summer and winter.
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