The quality of air found in the home makes a huge difference for the health of everyone living in the house. While great care is taken to use the best cleaning products for the carpeting, hardwood floors, and upholstery, not everyone thinks of having the duct system checked. In fact, ducts that have not been cleaned in some time will decrease the air quality by a significant margin. Here is what can happen if those ducts are not checked and cleaned on a regular basis.
The Accumulation of Contaminants
Keep in mind the function of a duct system is to deliver forced air through the network and ultimately into every room of the home. Over time, all sorts of contaminants can collect in the duct sections. The residue will filter into the home along with the forced air. That makes it all the easier for people to breathe in those contaminants and begin to notice they don’t feel all that great.
Instead of assuming that pollen or some other issue is the cause of that ill feeling, think about how long it’s been since the duct system was cleaned. If it’s hard to remember when it was done, that’s a sure sign the system needs attention today. By having a professional who uses Greenguard approved agents to remove all the buildup in the system, those elements irritating the lungs will be gone.
The Impact on the System
When there is any type of residue in the duct system, it will take more energy to force the air through the sections and ultimately into each room. The increased energy consumption translates into higher utility costs and greater stress on the power grid. People who attempt to decrease their energy consumption will find that maintaining clean duct systems benefits them in multiple ways. That includes saving money and lowering the amount of energy used at home each month.
Take the time to have a professional check the duct system today. The cleaning will not take that long and the benefits will begin to materialize almost immediately. Remember to have the ducts checked again in a year or so and the quality of air in the home will always be healthy.