Cooler weather means more time inside with family and friends. But it also means prime time for germs and allergies. Aside from washing your hands and eating healthy, there is another unexpected way to keep your family safe from getting sick — duct cleaning. Fall and winter is prime-time for allergies, colds, and sinus infections. One way to get ahead and lower your germ exposure is to breath clean air.
Duct cleaning can create a cleaner living area, reduce allergens, and even help your heating equipment run smoother in the colder months. Want to learn more about the benefits of duct cleaning? Let’s first start with the quality of your air.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
This EPA report states that indoor air pollutants is two to five times higher than outdoor levels. This can worsen during the colder months when the windows are kept closed. Professional duct cleaning reduces the amount of dust, pollen, dirt, and other particles circulating through your home. Dusting can only help alleviate the symptoms, you should treat the source with a duct cleaning.
Excess dust in your home, pet dander, bacteria, and pollen can be reduced with a duct cleaning. Removing allergens and irritants is important if your family suffers from asthma, allergies, or other upper respiratory problems that make them extra sensitive to these pollutants. Regular duct cleaning will improve the quality of life and overall indoor air quality of your home.
Improve Your HVAC Efficiency
Getting the ducts cleaned not only helps your family breathe easier, but can help your heating and cooling equipment run better. Dirty vents and registers can make your furnace and air conditioner work harder because of the restricted air flow. The harder your system works, the sooner wear and tear will happen. Good airflow is important to keep everything flowing smoothly in your ducts.
Duct cleaning can help your HVAC equipment’s lifespan and overall efficiency. Too much back pressure puts a strain on the blower unit or air handler. Turbulence and blocked vent openings impedes and disturbs the proper airflow inside the ducts robbing your systems efficiency.
Before You Schedule Your Duct Cleaning Appointment:
Always check and switch out your filters on a regular basis. Some families need to switch out their filters at least once a month depending on the number of people living in the home, especially if you have pets or smoke.
Call Energy Stars Heating & Cooling Co to schedule your duct cleaning today. Our professional grade vacuums and brushes will thoroughly clean out your home’s supply, intake, and return ducts. After we are done you will breath easier.
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