The air ducts that run through your home are an integral part of its interconnected systems. You count on them to work behind the scenes to provide your home with the fresh air that is needed for you and your family to stay healthy. Truth be told, however, you probably do not give much thought to the intricate network of ductwork that criss crosses your home. To protect your health, though, you need to have your ducts cleaned on a regular basis. 

Understanding the Role of Air Ducts

Most people understand that the role of the air ducts in their home is to bring either hot or cool air into it to improve the comfort level of its occupants. What might not be as obvious, however, is that the air inside your home is recirculated. This means that any harmful particles such as dust, mold, mildew and the like, can often find their way back into your home. While it is true that your filtering system will trap some of these substances, many more are too small to be stopped by conventional filters and instead are pushed back out into your living space. 

Signs That Duct Cleaning is Needed

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a condition that is often brought on when people live in a home with poor air quality, The symptoms can vary but could include the following:

  • allergies
  • flu-like symptoms
  • colds
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • dry cough
  • nausea
  • itchy and/or watery eyes
  • dry and/or itchy skin
  • asthma symptoms
  • difficulty concentrating
  • mood swings

Cleaning Your Ducts

Because your duct work is located throughout your home -- in the ceilings, under floorboards, behind walls -- their regular maintenance is something that a typical homeowner can take care of. The fact that they are hidden makes them easy to overlook when it comes to cleaning the rest of your home. Your best bet is to contact a duct cleaning company that services the Twin Cities area and that has the equipment to clean all aspects of your system adequately. 

Dust Doctors provides the residents of the Twin Cities area with high-quality duct cleaning and other services that are designed to improve the quality of their lives. Contact them for a free quote today. 

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