When you see something every day and it starts to appear dirty, you obviously think about cleaning it. But what about the parts and pieces of your home that you don't really see, like your air ducts? They're out of sight, and therefore they are often out of mind—but they should not be. Although they are buried deep within your walls, air ducts should be professionally cleaned at least every couple of years. Below, you will discover a few benefits of pursuing duct cleaning.
Your surfaces and carpets won't be as dusty
Do you feel as though you are always vacuuming dust off your carpet or wiping dust off your furniture? This dust is not appearing out of nowhere. It's probably coming from inside your air ducts. Each time your heat or air conditioner turns on, a whole new layer of dust gets scattered all over your home surfaces. If you have the air ducts cleaned, you'll be removing the dust from the source, and your home will stay cleaner as a result. You won't have to vacuum three times a week or spend hours dusting your furniture anymore.
You won't have as many allergy symptoms
Some people are all-out allergic to dust. Others are allergic to dust mites, and and still others are allergic to mold spores. All three of these allergens are often found within air ducts. Sure, you can take allergy medications to stop the sneezing and itching, but that's really covering up the problem rather than addressing it at its heart. By cleaning out the air ducts, you are eliminating those allergens from your home and restoring it to a healthy, non-allergy-inducing space where you won't feel the need to sneeze every five minutes.
Your furnace and air conditioner will continue working well, and for longer
Dust and dirt in the air ducts eventually make their way into your furnace or air conditioner. They may accumulate on your AC condenser or on the furnace burner. Dirty equipment does not work well. It consumes more energy, and it does not release as much heat (or cool air) as it should. Over time, having to operate while dirty is really hard on your equipment and may make it break down earlier. Cleaning your air ducts is what's best for your equipment.
Your air ducts may be out of sight, but they should not be out of mind. Take care of them, have them cleaned.