Though you can’t see them or even observe them in action, the ductwork in your home is responsible for one very important function: circulating conditioned air throughout your house. And the quality of the air you breathe inside your home depends heavily on how clean your ductwork is.

So what’s the best way to ensure your ducts are pushing out healthy air? Get them cleaned regularly. Below, the experts at Dust Doctors share X of the benefits you’ll enjoy with routine air duct cleaning.

Reduce Indoor Allergens and Improve Indoor Air Quality

When you don’t have your ducts cleaned regularly, they accumulate a substantial amount of dust, debris, and other allergy-inducing substances, such as:

●        Dust mites

●        Pollen and dirt

●        Dander

●        Mold, mildew, and microbes (depending on moisture content inside the ducts)

●        Chemical residues and volatile organic compounds

As air circulates through your ducts into your living areas, it can carry with it any of the above substances. And eventually, you’ll end up breathing those substances in as they float around in the air inside your home.

Having professional duct cleaning performed on a regular basis — once every two years is typically sufficient for the average home — will dramatically reduce debris accumulation inside your ductwork. As a result, fewer allergens will circulate into your living areas, and you’ll enjoy better indoor air quality.

Create Cleaner Living Areas

If your ducts are dirty and you run your HVAC system every day, chances are you deal with plenty of dust in your living areas. And though you dust regularly, the dust just keeps settling everywhere, right?

Routine duct cleaning can help solve your problem.

When you get your ducts cleaned regularly, your HVAC system won’t push out nearly as much dust and other particulate matter into your living spaces. The result? A cleaner, more hygienic home.

Eliminate Unpleasant Odors

Any unpleasant odors inside your living areas will eventually end up inside your ductwork since your HVAC system continually recirculates the air inside your home. Pet odors, cigarettes, cleaning supplies, food preparation, and any other objects or activities that create strong odors can all contribute to a less-than-lovely scent inside your ducts.

As air circulates through those ducts, it’ll pick up odor molecules and carry them throughout your house. If you’ve been dealing with unpleasant odors you can’t seem to pinpoint, dirty ductwork may be the culprit. And regular duct cleaning is one of the best ways to help eliminate the issue. 

Improve HVAC Efficiency  

When your ducts are dirty, your registers are, too, and dirty registers do not allow for efficient airflow throughout your home. A clean system, however, will ensure peak airflow efficiency and as a result, you may notice a decrease in your monthly energy bills. For the best improvement in HVAC efficiency, be sure to augment your regular duct cleaning appointments with furnace cleaning and a/c cleaning.

Schedule Twin Cities Duct Cleaning With Dust Doctors

If your ducts haven’t been cleaned in years (or ever), get in touch with Dust Doctors so we can help you improve your indoor air quality. We specialize in comprehensive duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and a/c cleaning and serve the entire Twin Cities metro area. To get started or learn more about our services, request a free quote, give us a call at 651-319-9777 or contact us online. 

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