Indoor air quality makes a huge difference to your comfort, especially if you or someone you love suffers from allergies or asthma. Now that we’re all more aware of the dangers of respiratory illnesses, too, it’s worth knowing that dust in the air we breathe can exacerbate illness and make recovery longer and harder. The good news is that regular duct cleaning and HVAC cleaning can keep your indoor air less dusty.
How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?
Most of us should be getting our HVAC systems and ducts cleaned about once or twice a year. Our houses collect fine particles, soot, and dirt all the time. Some of these are removed by sweeping and vacuuming, but the truth is that most of our cleaning efforts mainly wipe it all off into the air. From there, it settles elsewhere, and eventually, most particles find their way through your HVAC air intake.
You’ve likely got a good filter on that intake, which helps tremendously (if it didn’t, you’d have to get your system cleaned every week, not once or twice a year!). Despite the filter, though, some particles are always going to make it into the system, where it’s blown back into your house.
How HVAC Cleaning Helps
By regularly removing the buildup of dirt and grime from your HVAC system ducts, you keep it from being constantly thrown back into the air you breathe. This also makes cleaning the house easier. When you get the ducts cleaned, be sure to also change the filters on the system and get your dryer ducts cleaned so the whole house is fresh.
This is also a great time to get your HVAC system inspected to make sure it’s operating at peak efficiency, which guarantees the lowest costs on your energy bills. You can also get minor repairs done, if necessary, so you don’t get hit with a failure or expensive repair when you most need the system.
What’s in the Air You’re Breathing?
Sometimes, when the sun shines in the windows just right, you can see the particles floating in the air. The rest of the time, these particles likely don’t seem like they’re all that much to worry about.
Yet The American Lung Association recommends that we all regularly incorporate dusting into our routines, doing a bit here and there every day. That’s because what those particles are made up of are dead skin cells, dust mites, and the mites’ droppings. All of these are among the most significant allergy and asthma triggers.
Don’t put off getting a cleaner home where you and your loved ones can breathe easily. Contact us at Dryer Ducks today, and we’ll schedule a cleaning for your HVAC ducts and dryer ducts that will get rid of whatever’s lurking in your air.