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Is It Worth it to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding air duct cleaning.  Many of those emanate from the fact that most people do not pay particular attention to the importance of air ducts. Air ducts are the passages or conduits that transmit ventilation throughout the building. It is through these ducts that heat and cold from the HVAC unit passes.

Many people don’t realize that over time, air ducts become dirty. As this dirt which includes debris and other microbial particles accumulates, its redistributed throughout the building by the air conditioning unit and can become a health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control, dirty air ducts have been credited with such health complications as allergies, and other respiratory issues. Additionally, people with other underlying conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and heart disease can be adversely affected by living in a building with dirty air ducts. This dirt includes dust, debris, mold and other contaminants.

So, how does it get into the air ducts?

Here are the predominant ways in which dirt accumulates in the air duct:

  • Indoor cooking and barbecuing
  • Sweeping and vacuuming the home
  • Indoor smoking
  • New construction and remodeling
  • Leaving doors and windows open

So is it worth it to clean your air ducts? The answer is a resounding YES.

Failure to clean your ducts can result in a deterioration in the quality of your indoor air. Consequently, this can trigger other health complications such as incessant coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes and even headaches. Not cleaning your air ducts can also result in bad odors being disseminated into the home. Finally, since the dirt in the air ducts can result in the AC unit working extra hard, you can also be faced with high energy costs.

Need to clean your air ducts? Contact Air Quality Express at 832-906-8073 to schedule an appointment.

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