Air duct cleaning can be a bit of a controversy. Although there is no scientific proof that it improves the air quality in your home, it does offer many additional benefits like lowering energy costs and some claim it decreases allergy symptoms.
If you are considering the idea of having your air ducts cleaned, keep in mind that this is not something that needs to be conducted annually. It is recommended that the air ducts in your home be professionally cleaned every 3 to 5 years. However, if you have someone in your home that suffers from severe asthma or other respiratory problems, having your air ducts cleaned once a year could potentially help with these health issues.
A professional air duct cleaning will increase the airflow in you your home. Since it uses a rotary brush paired with a high powered vacuum, it will remove blockages of all kinds. The removal of dust, hair, dead insects and other debris will allow the air from your AC and heating unit to flow more easily. Due to the increased airflow, your unit won’t run as much which will save you money.
A home that has been newly remodeled or renovated should have the air ducts cleaned no questions asked. This will remove not only things such as saw dust but harmful debris like lead paint. When older homes are remodeled, harmful fragments can easily fall into the air vents and later becoming a health hazard. This risk can easily be eliminated with a thorough air duct cleaning.
Families with pets is reason enough to have the air ducts cleaned. As you know, one of the perks that goes along with having a pet with fur is all the shedding. Not only does all this hair end up on your clothes and carpet, it easily finds its way into your air ducts. Consider this as well if you’ve just moved into a home where the previous owners had a dog or a cat – especially if you’re allergic.