Maintaining a Home: Reasons why you Need Duct Cleaning
by Dan Wolf
on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 8:42am.
When it comes to maintaining a home, cleaning air ducts is something many people think isn’t really all that important. There are actually several reasons to consider having your ductwork cleaned, a few of which are listed below. In northern climates, like Anchorage, Alaska, people are putting more demand on their furnaces, so more air is going through their forced air vents than in the summer when its warm.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
Most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors, where they are subjected to high levels of dust, pet dander and other allergens. Exposure to these things increases one’s risk of developing allergies, asthma or other respiratory disorders. This is especially true for children and the elderly, who tend to have weaker immune systems than others. For this reason, having duct cleaning performed could greatly improve the health of your family.
Clean ducts allow your home’s heating and cooling system to operate more efficiently for a number of reasons including: • Promotes good air flow throughout your vents • Prevents system breakdowns due to a dirty or clogged system • Allows your system to run longer without needing repairs It is estimated that as many as 90% of all HVAC failures are due to a dirty system. Plan on having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis to prevent dirt and debris from getting into your heating and cooling unit and causing mechanical problems.
Keeps your Home Cleaner
If your ducts are dirty, they could be releasing dust into your home, which would then get on your furniture and in your carpet. As a result, you might find yourself constantly cleaning your home without feeling as though you’ve accomplished anything. This is especially true if you have pets, as animal fur can get caught in your heating and cooling vents and then allow fine particles to be dispersed throughout your home.
It’s amazing to think how something as simple as duct cleaning could have such a significant impact on so many things. The benefits are clear, which is why you should consider having this service performed on a regular basis.
For more practical home maintenance tips, contact us at 907-248-9653 or visit us online at www.anchoragehomesearch.com.