Dust, pet dander, skin cells, bacteria, hair, toys, pollen, mold, leaves- what do these things have in common? Give up? They can all be found in your home’s HVAC duct system. And that is not even the full list of things that can and have been found!
Pretty gross, right? What’s even worse is if those things are in your duct system, they are being pumped through your vents and into your home’s air. Anything that is in your ductwork gets into the air, which means you, and your loved ones are breathing that yucky air.
Breathing air that has contaminants in it not only is gross, but can cause a number of symptoms. Sometimes people have allergy type symptoms like sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and tickly or scratchy throat. Homeowners have also complained about their allergies being worse than usual. Sometimes people complain of just not feeling good or and they can’t seem to shake whatever it is that is making them feel this way. These homeowners then have their ducts cleaned and suddenly feel much better.
It makes sense. Think about this scenario, if you walk into someone’s house that is super dusty or full of their pet’s hair, you usually feel worse when you are in their house- your eyes itch, you sneeze and maybe your nose runs. You didn’t have these symptoms before you walked in that house, but now you do. The same goes for your ductwork.
Not only will you be amazed at what we clean out of your duct system, but also your HVAC system will run more efficiently. If you change your filter regularly, which you should be doing, and then notice that you have to change your filter more often, it’s because the air running through your filter is dirty therefore making your filter dirty. A dirty filter makes your HVAC system less efficient. Where is that air coming from? Your house and your ductwork. And we all know when you replace a dirty filter and do regular maintenance on your HVAC system, it runs more efficiently which costs you less money. Now that’s a win/win situation!
Breathe easy knowing that the hometown company you can trust is here to help. Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical can clean your ducts, helping you keep your family healthy!
Wonder what the process is when we come to your house to do the duct cleaning. Stay tuned for our next blog post!