Air duct cleaning is so important. However, most people overlook this, or don’t even realize air ducts should be cleaned, because they aren’t aware as to what is really sitting in vents and ducts. Apart from the dust in dirt that sits in your vents, filters, and ducts, there are other bacteria and viruses such as mildew, mold, animal hair, and even smoke. I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want to be breathing in ANY of those things! Professional duct cleaning also reduces allergy flare ups, so if any of your family members have allergies or asthma, continue reading to learn more on how to reduce risks and the sniffles. Professional cleaning of the air ducts in your home is crucial to healthy living and keeping your home safe for all your friends and family!
Air ducts provide one of the most important functions in your home, apart from heating and cooling, of course. They circulate the air so that the hot or cold air doesn’t just sit in one room. This, in turn, keeps your air conditioning unit running efficiently throughout the day! Some occupants of your home are more sensitive than others in terms of breathing in and fighting off the dust and dirt particles in your home. For example, children are more susceptible to getting sick because their immune systems are not as strong or developed as an adult, as well as asthma and allergy prone individuals. These individuals already have a hard enough time trying to breathe, so why make it hard for them with poor home air quality? Get those ducts cleaned!
Aside from getting your air ducts clean to create better indoor air quality in your home, there are a few quick and easy “life hacks” to reduce the amount of dust and dirt particles in your home!
THESE ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD FOR PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA!
If you don’t change your air vents every month, chances air this is a big reason as to why you’re sneezing and your allergies are acting up. Most homes, on average, change their vents about once every three months so you’re not alone if you fall into this statistic. Installing an Allergen filter not only helps rid your home of allergens, but also helps prevent them from even coming into your home in the first place!
Though you probably already have a welcome mat of some sort outside of your home, you also should get one inside as well! The outside doormat’s main use, other than making your home look welcoming, is for people to wipe their feet! Having an extra mat inside not only makes your home MORE WELCOMING, but also helps to trap allergens from intruding into your home. It also prevents you from kicking up dust as you leave.
This is a really big issue, because mold in an A/C unit can cause a wide range of illnesses. When there are mold spores in an air-conditioner, take a wild guess as to where they will be dispersed when the unit turns on. If you answered, “in my house”, you are correct. Microscopic mold particles are released throughout the air vents and are very easily inhaled by you and your family. One easy way to prevent mold spores in your AC unit is by keeping it clear and free of dirt and other debris. If your unit already has mold in it, be sure to call us right away at (239)-594-9871. Refer to the picture below to see what a mold infested AC unit looks like!
We hope you enjoyed this month’s blog and learned more about how important it really is to keep your air ducts clean!
-Thanks for reading and remember to STAY COOL!
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