Helping with Allergies
If any family members have allergies or are experiencing unexplained or unusual symptoms or illnesses, those may be related to the home environment. The air is circulated through the air ducts multiple times every day and take a little of what is in the ducts into the home. That can include debris, dust, dust mites, bacteria, germs, fungi, grime, mold, pet dander and fur, chemicals, or other things.
Helping to Keep Mold in Check
Although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for confirmation. A microbiology laboratory can state whether a sample sent on a clear strip of sticky tape is mold or only a substance that resembles it.
Check insulation for wet spots near cooling coils that remove water from the air that can be a major source of moisture contamination. Make sure that the condensation pan properly drains. Standing water and/or debris indicate that there is a problem that requires immediate attention.
There is visible substantial mold growth inside sheet metal ducts or on other components of the heating and cooling system. It can be dangerous to breathe mold, and if there is any in your uncleaned ducts, then it is probably being breathed in.
Helping with Pet Dander
You have pets. Pet fur is airborne easily and quickly builds up in the home and the air ducts. Too much fur that builds up in air ducts can be damaging to the HVAC system’s performance. Cleaning will also improve performance.
Helping with Dust in Your Home
Are you aggravated that the day after you dust, the dust returns? Since air ducts only recirculate the air, that could mean that they are full of dust and that the vents are emitting that dust. Getting your air ducts cleaned will mean better airflow and circulation, the efficiency of your HVAC system, and less time between dustings.
Helping to Remove Insects and Rodents
Small animals and insects seek shelter and warmth, and they are attracted to the safety and shelter of a duct system which can also be a breeding place.
Helping with Utility Costs
Cleaning the air ducts can save money. Fans have to work harder to push air through, and dirty ducts cause a strain on the HVAC system by blocking the airflow and will shorten the lifespan of the system. Since the system has to work harder to cool or warm the home, you are most likely to see an increase in your utility bill from having to use more energy to function properly. Having the ducts cleaned will increase the longevity of your system and save you money in the long run.