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4 Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Aug 17, 2017 9:17:51 AM

Screen Shot 2017-08-17 at 9.13.08 AM.pngYou want the air you breathe to be fresh and clean, not stale and dry and filled with allergens.  This is especially true in your own home, where you and your family sleep and spend so much time.  It’s easy to forget about cleaning the ductwork in your home, since it’s “out of sight, out of mind.”  The best professional air duct cleaning companies recommend having ductwork cleaned every 3-5 years, but unlike mowing the grass or cleaning the bathroom, it’s not always obvious when the chore needs to be done.  When air ducts are ignored and not routinely cleaned, problems can arise.    

Here are some reasons to put air duct cleaning on your schedule:

  • Air Quality - Germs, pet dander, mold spores, and dust mites are easily trapped inside carpets, furniture, and building materials.   When you turn on your cooling unit, these allergens are instantaneously released into the atmosphere. Once these germs are released, they begin to attach themselves to the items in your home, such as bedding, furniture, and clothing.  Trained air duct cleaners can find and remove these contaminants.

  • Health Concerns - Many experts will tell you that getting rid of mold, which is one of the common triggers in asthma attacks, is one of the main reasons to have your ducts cleaned.  Alternately, many homeowners report a decrease in their allergies when the ductwork in their homes is cleaned regularly.

  • HVAC Efficiency - If you have forced air, regular air duct cleaning will help to extend the life of your system, and can ensure that your HVAC system is working efficiently.  With a decrease in dust and debris buildup comes an increase in airflow, and subsequently your system will not have to work as hard to heat or cool the home.  

  • Home Maintenance - When there is less dust and debris crowding your ducts, there will be less dust drifting out and covering your furniture and floors.  A thorough cleaning will do more than just vacuum or sweep the ducts, but also address all parts of the system that air passes through.

A high quality air duct cleaning job includes a thorough cleaning of all ductwork.  The best duct cleaning companies use a specialized vacuum attached to a hose and brushing system which is run throughout the ductwork, including all supply and return ducts, and the main trunk.  All vent covers should then be washed.  Finally, the system should be sanitized with an antimicrobial solution, in order to rid the system of mold, bacteria, dust, and dust mites that could remain.  

First Coast Home Pros is the best air duct cleaning service Jacksonville FL residents call on to keep their ductwork clean.  Keep your home and family healthy with regular air duct cleaning.  Our technicians are highly trained and equipped with the best vent cleaning tools in the industry.  Homeowners in San Marco, Riverside, Ortega, and downtown Jacksonville and throughout the area call on our exper ductwork cleaners to keep the air quality in their homes high.  Clean vents and air ducts are important for you and for your home, and we are the ones for the job!

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