Most people don’t really give much thought to their air ducts or whether they’re clean. If you start seeing dust and debris start to build up, you might need to consider having them looked at. Inside your HVAC system, things like dust, hair, dead skin, and pet dander can collect on air duct surfaces. After a while, this can create environments where bacteria, dust mites, allergens, and even mold can live. With the buildup, your HVAC system starts to work harder than it should, so it becomes less efficient and your electric bills start to increase.
A study by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), found that indoor air levels can be 2–5 times more polluted than outdoor air levels. This means all the airborne impurities can recirculate throughout your home through the air ducts. It can bring harm to your family if you don’t have annual inspections done to ensure your ductwork is being cleaned by a licensed professional HVAC technician.
The benefits of having a clean air vent not only include having cleaner air in your home, but also making sure that no mold or mildew growth can occur in your air ducts. Having them cleaned regularly can make sure your HVAC tech can notice the signs of any potential growth and remove it before it can lead to any health hazards.
as well as having your HVAC system work efficiently to lower the cost of your energy bills. If you notice your energy bills have been increasing over the past few months, it might mean your air vents need to be looked at. Pests could be making a home in your air ducts and lowering the system’s performance. Issues like this can cause your HVAC system to work less efficiently than it should.
So you may be wondering, “When’s the best time to get my air vents checked and cleaned?” Usually, it’s recommended during the spring and fall. Spring is the best time because of all the dust and debris that has accumulated over winter. As well as pollen being spread more during spring, it’s a great time to reduce allergens circulating in your home with cleaning in the spring. The fall is a great choice to clean your air vents to ensure your indoor air quality is good for the coming winter. During winter you’ll probably be inside more to avoid the cold so there’ll be more indoor activities being done inside. Ensuring your air vents are cleaned before the winter season can assure you that your air quality will be good.
Having your air ducts cleaned is important for ensuring good indoor air quality in your home. A thorough cleaning by a certified professional can make sure that the health and well-being of you and your family are being taken care of. At Omni Air HVAC, we pride ourselves on our cleaning services and will make sure you and your family are taken care of. Call us today to help keep your indoor air quality in excellent condition.