Spring is just around the corner, which means warmer weather. Warm weather means opening your home's doors and windows a lot more often and for longer periods of time. With the fresh air and gentle breezes also comes a lot of extra dirt and pollen into your home. Not to mention, insects begin to move around a lot more and maybe even into your house. Keeping your home clean starts with a fresh air duct system. Here are just a few benefits to having your air ducts professionally cleaned by a HVAC pro before spring and summer gets here.
Cleaner Home Environment
Have you noticed that when you turn your central air conditioner unit on for the first time in the spring that a lot of dirt and debris flows up into the air? This can be caused from the dust, pet dander, and soot that settled in your furnace being tossed up from the ductwork through to your vents. A dirty filter can also be the culprit. Having your air ducts cleaned in the late winter can help locate dirt in the nooks and crannies of your furnace's ductwork system. Some HVAC pros will use a small camera to snake through your duct system to check for:
- Dust balls
- Dead insects and rodents
- Pet hair and dander
- Soot buildup
A camera scope will make it easier for them to find trapped dirt and remove it with a powerful extraction tool.
Reduction In Allergy Symptoms
Around 50 million people suffer from allergies each year. If you or other family members experience allergy symptoms, a ductwork cleaning may offer some relief. Wheezing, watery eyes and nasal congestion are all the main symptoms of allergen exposure. Pollen, plant material and dirt particles can all contribute to an allergy outbreak. Having clean ductwork can improve air quality and make your indoor retreat a more comfortable environment to relax in.
Air Smells Fresher
Sometimes when your HVAC unit first kicks on in the spring or summertime, a musty, mildew smell can fill the air. This is partly due to a high amount of bacteria being stirred around inside of your air duct system. Having your air ducts cleaned at least once a year can help freshen up the air that you breathe. Professionals clean your ductwork and then often spray a bacteria-killing cleaner that creates a protective sealant inside your ducts. The result is a cleaner smelling home, especially when your air conditioning unit kicks on.
AC Unit Works More Efficiently
A clean duct work and new furnace filter can make your entire HVAC unit run better. The result is less stress on your furnace or air conditioning motor and condenser. An efficient unit can also lower your utility bills—saving you money year round.
Ask a HVAC contractor, such as those at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, about an air duct cleaning service today. The results will help you and your lifestyle in many ways.