February 13, 2019
When it comes to cleaning your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, you don’t want to cut any corners. Already, the air that’s circulating through your home may not be as clean as you imagine it being. Dust particles, mold spores and pet dander could all be floating lethargically throughout your rooms; getting into your lungs and irritating your throat.
When was the last time you cleaned your system?
Heating and cooling system maintenance is not something a homeowner always thinks to include on their spring cleaning to-do list. But it should be an essential step. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), your air ducts need to be cleaned every three to five years. Forgetting to clean your system greatly decreases the quality of air in your home.
What are the consequences to poorly cleaned heating and cooling systems?
- Mold, vermin, and bugs – oh my!
During the winter months, your dirty air ducts begin to look like prime real estate for the unwanted creepy-crawlies of the world. Mold, rats and insects could all be your new roommates if you don’t take proper precautions and clean your heating system. Although mold is common in attics and crawl spaces, spores can still make their way into your air ducts. Once there, they will mingle with small insects – and bacteria living on rats – and quickly disperse all over your home. Without even realizing it, you may breathe in the filth from undesirable vermin.
- Dust accumulates everywhere.
In one year alone, the average family can accumulate over 40 pounds of dust. This doesn’t take into account any of the mold, hair or other particles that blow through your open windows. If your air ducts are not clean, then having this microscopic mess in your home can prove to be incredibly challenging for someone that suffers from asthma or allergies.
- Your house will never be clean… ever.
Although dust likes to continuously float around in the air, it will eventually settle. This means that no matter how much you clean, there will be a constant layer of dust on your floors, walls and furnishings. Investing in air duct cleaning reduces the amount of particles in the air and the time you have to spend dusting.
If you are tired of fighting the itching in your throat and the dust on your furniture, now is the time to call Edwards Royal Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing. We want to help our customers achieve optimal comfort in their homes, and keep both their heating and cooling systems running smoothly through all seasons. Let our knowledgeable team inspect, clean and repair your system – keeping your home efficient, safe and comfortable. Schedule your appointment today!