Why Duct Cleaning Is Important for Indoor Air Quality

ductcleaning-before-afterYour ductwork is highly important to the use of your air conditioner and heater. In fact, without it, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy any of the comfortable air these systems produce. But did you know that your ductwork can get dirty?

We’re sure that this concept isn’t a huge surprise. What may be a surprise, however, is the fact that dirty ductwork can actually cause problems for both your indoor air quality and your comfort. When it comes to using your HVAC system with dirty ducts, the dirt really can hurt.

We want you to enjoy optimal comfort this season and beyond. That is why we provide duct cleaning in Portland, OR. Let us tell you a bit more about how dirty ducts can be a problem and when it is time to call in backup to clear them out.

Over the years your ductwork can start to collect a fair bit of debris. This is completely normal. Dirt, dander, pollen, and other airborne contaminants are going to find their way into your system and into your home and settled within your ductwork. We aren’t focusing on completely preventing anything from getting into your home—that is relatively impossible, to be fair. Instead, we’re focusing on dealing with the buildup that can occur within your ductwork over the course of several years.

Dirty ducts are a problem, but thankfully they don’t happen overnight. It can take a few years for your ductwork to pick up enough debris to start causing problems. The key here is that when your ductwork does collect too much debris, you are able to recognize it so you can call in the professionals to clear things out and restore optimal comfort again.

Indicators You Have Dirty Ductwork

Here are some of the indicators that you have ductwork with a bit too much buildup in it:

  • Weaker airflow: Does it seem like the airflow coming out of your ductwork is weaker than it used to be? If so, it may be due to build-up within your ductwork.
  • Increased allergy issues: If there is a large amount of debris collected within your ductwork, it’s going to aggravate your allergies or any other respiratory issues whenever you turn on your heating system.
  • More problems with your heater: When there is built-up debris within your ductwork, it creates dirtier air which creates more problems within your heater. Your heater functions best with clean and clear air.

How Often Do Your Ducts Need to Be Cleaned?

So how often do you need to have your ductwork cleaned out? It really shouldn’t be more than every few years. When you schedule your next duct cleaning appointment, make sure to have a professional from our team be the one to clean out this vital system in your home.

Please call Sydni, our Office Extraordinaire, to schedule your next appointment! We will take care of you from there. You can always rely on The Clean Air Act to keep your home comfortable.

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