In the winter, we tend to become dormant when it comes to cleaning — as we’d much rather be hibernating and keeping warm. As spring approaches, our excuses are no longer compelling, which means it’s time to whip out the rubber gloves and household cleaning supplies. Before temperatures increase to the point of needing a cool, refreshing breeze from your air conditioner, it’s important to first have the air duct thoroughly cleaned. Springtime is the perfect opportunity to clean your home and tackle the areas that would otherwise disrupt its comfort level.
The air ducts in your home circulate air throughout the day, and the same air that you breathe in your home flows through your ducts. While your air filter is responsible for collecting air pollutants, it cannot contain all contaminants. This re-circulation process leads to a buildup of dust and other debris in your air ducts.
Here are four reasons why cleaning the air ducts in your home are important:
Improves Airflow Efficiency
A constant buildup of pollutants in your air duct can create issues with your furnace and air conditioning system. As dust and grime accumulate in your air duct, the airflow from your heater or air conditioner becomes restricted. Airflow restriction causes the system to work harder, resulting in decreased efficiency and increased energy bills.
Improves the Air Quality in Your Home
When you get your air ducts clean, you’re ultimately improving the air quality in your home. The specialists at our HVAC company in South Jersey will thoroughly clean your air ducts and remove them of dust that would otherwise circulate through your home. When dust and other contaminants continually circulate around your living space, it settles on furniture, bedding, and floors.
These contaminants can also affect household members who suffer from chronic allergies and respiratory issues. Once your air ducts are nice and clean, everyone in your home will be able to breathe in cleaner air.
Reduces Allergens & Other Irritants
If you thought dust was the only thing that settled in your home, you’re only half right. In addition to dust, there are other harmful contaminants and micro-organisms that circulate throughout your home that can also buildup in your air ducts. If members of your family suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems, they are likely affected by the pet dander, bacteria, mildew, pollen, or mold spores that re-circulate through your ductwork.
While frustrating, it’s common to experience unpleasant smells and odors coming from your air ducts. Contributors of this are paint fumes, mold, tobacco use, and even food preparation. As temperatures rise this spring, you’re going to feel compelled to turn on your AC. However, if your air ducts are not clean, these odors will continually flow through your house — and that is not how you want to spend your first days of spring!
If you’re in spring cleaning mode, you’re likely going to hit all the areas of your home visible to the eye — but why stop there? At Cold 1 Services, we get the job done right, the first time. Our HVAC services in Camden County, NJ, and other local areas, are conducted by experienced technicians who are quick, reliable, and always on time. Schedule an appointment with us today!