The cooler weather has finally arrived, and along with holiday celebrations and family get together, the fall season also brings a long to-do list of home maintenance tasks that will need to be completed before the winter weather sets in. Along with taking care of your yard, cleaning gutters, and taking care of your furnace, you should also add a professional air-duct cleaning to your list. According to the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, there are a number of reasons to get your air ducts cleaned including removing dust and other allergens.
Air Duct Cleaning During the Fall Season
Your air duct and ventilation system can become clogged with dust, dander, pet hair and a number of other contaminates that become trapped in your home and blown into the air when you start up your furnace. One of the most common signs of a dirty air duct is the burning smell that occurs when you turn your heat on for the first time. Your air duct system can also become bogged down with bacteria and mold, flooding mold spores into the air which can cause allergies and breathing issues in family members who are susceptible. It is not uncommon for your air duct systems to become full of pollen, and pets can add a buildup of pet dander and other antigens that can cause allergies when the contaminants are blown throughout your home. With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to ensure that the air in your home is clear of irritants and contaminants that can cause breathing issues and other illnesses. Children and seniors in particular are more susceptible to respiratory issues primarily caused by impurities which can build up in the air.
Benefits of Professional Air Duct Cleaning
Professional air duct cleaning services performed by your Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning professional provide a number of benefits including saving money on your energy costs and extending the lifespan of your heating and air-conditioning unit. According to independent research performed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air duct cleaning can remove dirt and debris from your HVAC system to improve your indoor air quality and help protect the health of you and your family. When your air ducts are clogged with dirt and debris, your HVAC unit has to work twice as hard to maintain a consistent temperature. Arranging to have your air ducts cleaned at the beginning of the fall weather will ensure that your unit is ready for use and in optimal working order. You will reap the benefits of increased energy efficiency and savings. The heat of summer may be on the way out but allergies are respiratory issues are still a problem for a number of allergy sufferers. For those who are susceptible to breathing problems it’s important to take precautions to avoid symptoms during the flu season. Fewer daylight hours and cooler temperatures are the perfect combination for mold to grow and potentially enter your air ducts causing various health problems. Professional air duct cleaning will remove mold, mildew, and other debris.