Many homeowners debate whether or not air duct cleaning is as an essential need for their HVAC system. Well it depends on many factors and one is what is inside the air ducts. Air ducts collect more than dirt over the years and in most cases homeowner’s don’t grab a flashlight once a year to examine the inside of their air ducts to see their condition. Over the years Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning have cleaned many air duct systems. You might not believe as to what to we have found inside air ducts during that time. The results are why we believe air duct cleaning is a valuable service!
Dust & Dust Mites in Ductwork
Over the years an overwhelming amount of dust accumulates and gets trapped within the air duct system. Most people know that the majority of dust is actually dead skin left by the residents of the home. This dust circulates throughout the home and eventually gets trapped inside the home’s air duct system. At that point the dust mite population will begin to grow. The dust or dust mites living on the dust isn’t a huge problem until the population of dust becomes too much. A large population of dust mites causes indoor allergens and poor air quality. If you notice a thick layer of dust in your air ducts, expect dust mites to be living and breeding inside them as well.
Mice, Cockroaches, Spiders & Other Pests in Ducting System
Some species of pests have been known to travel in or live inside air ducts. Some of the most common types of pest found inside air ducts are mice, cockroaches and spiders. Mice often use air duct systems to travel through and even find smaller pests, such as cockroaches, to feed on. Spiders don’t pose the worst problem, it is the mice and cockroaches. Both leave feces and skin flakes or dander inside your air ducts and when your HVAC system is running, the air blows these nasty particles into your air which again can pose a problem with the indoor air quality. Additionally, the dander, skin flake or feces can cause indoor allergens or even carry harmful pathogens.
Molds, Mildews & Fungus in Air Ducts
There are times moisture gets trapped inside the air duct systems with the heat from the summer sun or even from your heater during the winter. Often molds, mildew or even some fungus will begin to grow. In only a few cases have the mold or fungus that developed inside the air ducts were actually harmful. However, any mold or fungus spores are easily carried throughout the home when the unit is running. This often leads to indoor allergens and minor illness.
Air Duct Cleaning & HVAC Services in the Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
To improve the air quality of your home and the health of those who live in it, air duct cleaning is a valuable service. Especially those that suffer from allergies or even those with asthma or other breathing problems, will find having their air ducts cleaned will improve these conditions. If it has been a while since your last air ducting cleaning, or your home has never had the air ducts cleaned, Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning recommends it is time for this valuable service. Contact Air Supply Heating and Air Conditioning today and schedule your air duct cleaning.