Will Air Duct Cleaning at Home Help You Breathe Easier?

Oftentimes, when we go to turn on our HVAC units, we don’t give much thought to them; that is until they stop working and we need to call a professional technician over to inspect it. And while they’re in the process of doing things like inspecting the wiring, checking the fluid levels and changing out the air filters, there’s usually one more thing that they will look over: the air ducts. That’s what provides the unit with the proper ventilation that it needs.

So when you think about the actual purpose that air ducts serve, have you ever stopped to think about how much they can affect the quality of air that you breathe? Actually, they can quite a bit which is why we want to take out a moment to provide you with a brief list of reasons why it’s such a good idea to have them professionally cleaned on a regular basis below:

Clear air ducts can reduce allergy symptoms. If you or members of your family are suddenly experiencing allergy symptoms like sneezing and watering eyes, it could be an indication that you have some dirty air ducts. That’s because when there is debris flying through the air, it can easily irritate your sinuses.

Clean air ducts can prevent a musty odor from coming out of your unit. We all like to come home to a house that smells fresh and clean. If no matter how much cleaning you do, there still seems to be a bit of a musty odor especially when you turn on your air unit, that could also be an indication that the air ducts need to be cleaned out.

Clean air ducts can make it easier to breathe. When your air ducts are full of dirt, debris, mold and other forms of fungi, that can easily start to irritate your respiratory system and as a direct result, it can make it harder for you and your loved ones to breathe. Clean air ducts, indoor plants and cleaning with homemade products (such as lemon and vinegar) are all things that can make breathing lots more comfortable.

Clean air ducts can keep dust off of your furniture and appliances. If you’re about to add on a room to your house and you’re looking into¬†choosing an HVAC contractor, something that you’ll probably want is someone who knows how to install a unit that is as energy efficient as possible. That’s because not only will that help you to save on your energy costs but it can also leave less dust on your furniture and appliances. That’s because a lot of the newer HVAC units are made in such a way that you don’t have to clean the ducts as much which means there’s less dust that you have to worry about getting onto your furniture and appliances. (And the less dust there is in a room, the harder it is for you to breathe as well.)

Clean air ducts can prevent mold and mildew from growing. Clogged ducts can lead to water leaks which can lead to mold and mildew. When that happens, breathing can be harder to do. So, that’s just one more reason to keep your air ducts clean. For more information on how to do that, visit YouTube or go to How to Clean Anything and put “DIY air duct cleaning tips” in the search field.

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