Furnace / Air Ducts

Air duct systems should be cleaned every three to five years.

Using a combination of high-powered air and rotary brushes, A-1’s truck mount and portable equipment remove dust, garbage and organisms that may not be visible with the naked eye. Cleaning your air ducts will help control dust, reduce indoor air pollution and promote long equipment life.

Why Should You Clean Your Air Vents?

There are several reasons it’s essential to clean your air ducts. Things can build up over time and cause damage to your health, and your furnace, if the passages are not cleaned regularly every few years. Below are a few reasons why it’s important to maintain your air ducts.

  • Air Pollution

This issue is something we commonly associate with the outdoors. Did you know air pollution occurs in our homes and business as well? Air ducts are the primary source of circulation for the air within. Over time, pipes can become clogged with dust, bacteria, rodents, and other pests which pollute the air we breathe. It’s necessary to maintain your air ducts to ensure the air inside your home remains as pure as possible and free of harmful debris that isn’t noticeable to the naked eye.

  • Pests and Rodents

Pests and rodents, such as bugs and mice, can find their way into your air ducts and become trapped. When they can’t find their way out or get to a food source, they starve to death and decompose in your ducts. Then, you breathe in all that bacteria via your heat or air.

  • Leaks

Your air ducts can get leaks in them over time. When you clean your air ducts, holes can be found and sealed, preventing your cold air and heat from escaping.

  • Energy Efficient

By ensuring that the leaks in your air ducts are sealed, you spend less money on your power or gas bill each month.

How Air Ducts Get Clogged

The air inside your home cycles through your filter into your ducts. Your air filters are in place to trap as much dust as possible. If it’s not cleaned on a regular basis, dirt still winds up in your air ducts and continues to be pumped back out through your air conditioning or heat system. If the area around your vents and your air filter is not clean, it will pick up dirt and dust excessively.

What You Can Do

In addition to having your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, there are some things you can do on a regular basis to prohibit dirt, dust, and bacteria from entering and circulating in your home.

  • Change Your Filter

Keeping your filter changed based on the manufacturer’s warranty aids in the prevention of dirt and debris getting into your ducts and essentially makes your home healthier.

  • Vacuum/Sweep Regularly

Keeping the area around your filter and vents clean is crucial. Vacuum your carpet and sweep and mop your floors on a regular basis. If you maintain a clean home, your ducts will stay cleaner much longer.

  • Get Your Floors Professionally Cleaned

Getting your floors professionally cleaned now and then can contribute to the maintenance of healthy air ducts.

The air inside your home is vital to keeping your house clean and your health in good shape. It can be easy to put the cleaning of your air ducts on the back burner, but it’s ideal to have them professionally cleaned every few years. If it’s time to clean yours, call A1 Cleaning today.

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Furnace / Air Ducts