Schedule Duct Cleaning This Winter to Improve IAQ

Does someone in your Marco Island, FL, home suffer from asthma or allergies? If so, it’s essential you have healthy indoor air quality. One sneaky way contaminants enter your home is through dirty ductwork. Let’s look at four ways duct cleaning can benefit you.

Reduces Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

Dust mites, pet dander and pollen are major triggers for those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Over time, these contaminants collect inside of the ductwork. Every time you turn the system on, it blows them into your house. As a result, your indoor air quality worsens. Scheduling duct cleaning periodically can help allergy sufferers breathe easier.

Keeps Your House Cleaner

Dirt and dust that have collected inside of the ducting eventually find their way into your home and settle on the furniture, carpeting, shelving and even the kids’ toys. If you notice your home is dirtier than normal, even with regular housework, consider scheduling duct cleaning. As a result, you won’t have to dust as often.

HVAC System Will Run More Efficiently

Clean ducting helps your HVAC system perform better and more efficiently. Good airflow is imperative for the system to run well. If the ducting becomes clogged, airflow becomes restricted. Your HVAC system works harder to deliver treated air, which reduces its lifespan. Not only will the system run better. The air it delivers is healthier when the ducts are clean.

Helps to Balance Humidity Levels

OK, you’re probably not using your AC system much right now. But remember that one of your air conditioner’s main functions is to remove excess humidity from the air inside of your home. Excess moisture in your home can lead to harmful microorganisms developing, making those who suffer from respiratory illnesses sick. Clean ductwork allows the air conditioner to work efficiently to balance humidity levels. Consider adding a dehumidifier to your system to help control excess moisture when the weather warms up again.

Winter is a great time to schedule duct cleaning because you’re not depending on your HVAC system so much. Give our professional team at Key to Cool a call today to schedule an appointment to have your ductwork cleaned.

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