We all know how the air quality outside can affect us in many ways, including during the summer when the levels of pollen and other allergens are high. But the quality of the air inside your home is just as important and can have a negative impact on you and your family if it’s poor.
Most homes in Texas rely on ductwork to disperse air conditioned air, and air ducts can become dirty and increase your family’s exposure to indoor air pollutants, allergens, and airborne illness. Dirty air ducts also can increase your energy bill.
That’s why it’s important to have your air ducts cleaned professionally. Doing so has several benefits:
1. Reduces indoor pollutants
As mentioned, air ducts often contain a variety of contaminants, including bacteria, pollen, mold, mildew, and pet dander. If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems, these indoor pollutants can be particularly irritating and even harmful. Having your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis promotes healthier living.
2. Creates a cleaner living environment
Professional duct cleaning reduces the amount of dust that circulates through your living space and ends up on your furniture, flooring, bedding, and more. A thorough cleaning reduces the amount of interior cleaning you’ll have to do to keep your home hygienic.
3. Energy savings
Contaminants in your home’s heating and cooling system cause it to work harder, which not only shortens the lifespan of your system but also increases the amount of energy you use. The bottom line is a compromised system and a higher energy bill.
4. Everyone will breathe easier
Cleaner air simply makes it easier to breathe in your home. Even if no one in your home suffers from allergies or chronic respiratory problems, dust and pollutants can cause sneezing, coughing, and sinus and bronchial congestion. Clean ducts make for a more comfortable home environment.
5. Removes smells and odors
There is a variety of things that contribute to stale and unpleasant smells that circulate through your home’s air ducts, including pets, mold, tobacco, food preparation, and household cleaning agents. Meanwhile, an accumulation of dust and dirt can create a musty smell that is circulated by your ductwork. Having your air ducts professionally cleaned will remove these odor trapping particles.
Professional air duct cleaning is one of the many important services we offer at Carpet Tech. We are members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Give us a call today to set up an appointment.