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5 Advantages Of Air Duct Cleaning

Air ducts are the most unknown and invisible part of your home. Many people often take ductwork for granted until it starts to smell or/and becomes very dirty.

According to statistics, up to 40% of the air we breathe in is not fresh air but dust and debris circulated in our ducts (cabinet). Therefore, duct cleaning is something that should be done at least once per year.

Here are five advantages of duct cleaning:

1. Duct cleaning

Duct cleaning is one of the main reasons that can significantly affect the temperature inside your home. Crawl spaces are having ducts packed together without any air flow resistance, which means they are directly affecting how well insulated your house will be against sun radiation during summer and winter months. 

If ductwork is clogged, you could face the risk of the duct collapsing or spilling air into your crawl space, which would result in increased energy bills because you’d need to cool/heat the ductwork at the same time, while it is not insulated.

2. Cleaner ducts, healthier environment

Other than increasing duct efficiency it helps purify the air you breathe by removing dust and debris from your ducting system. Dust accumulation can be a sign of common allergies such as cat dander, mold spores and pollen. Ductwork systems may also be home to rodents that are looking for a cozy place to nest. Therefore, duct cleaning is very important if you want to maintain good allergy health.

3. Reduced risk of mold growth

Cleaning ducts helps reduce the risk of mold growth which is also connected to allergies and illness. This is because ductwork can be a breeding ground for mold and other allergens. Mold spores multiply with the help of moisture and ducts rarely dry out, as air inside them is usually traveling at a faster rate than outside air.

4. Duct repair cost savings

If duct cleaning is not done on time, ductwork may begin to tear and ducts may collapse. This results in repair cost savings, as it can be very expensive. There are several methods available on the market today that you could choose from, depending on your requirements and budget. However, it should be done periodically. If ducts are completely clogged, it may cost a lot more than you expect to clean them. Therefore, they must be cleaned at least yearly to avoid further repair costs.

5. Better air quality and indoor air quality

Ductwork systems can become notoriously dirty after a couple of years. If duct cleaning is not done on time, you will have the risk of inhaling dirty air along with dust and debris. That is why it needs to be cleaned regularly so you can breathe clean air inside your home.

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