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Does Duct Cleaning Really Lead to Cleaner Air?

If you’ve noticed that your home is more dusty than usual, your air ducts may be to blame. Sure, your air filter is designed to keep dust and allergens out of your HVAC system, but that doesn’t mean some particles don’t get through over time. And dust can build up quicker than you think.

If you’ve never heard of duct cleaning, it’s a great way to invest in your HVAC system and your family’s health at the same time. Duct cleaning really does lead to cleaner air, you can keep reading to learn more about how. Then, when you’re ready to schedule air duct cleaning in San Juan county, NM, our team can help.

Breathe Easier

If you don’t have an air purifier to eliminate allergens and dust particles from your air, then duct cleaning is a great alternative. Over time as dust and dirt circulate through your HVAC system, the particles land in the ductwork and begin to build up. Just like you can develop a layer of dust around your home, you can develop a layer of dust in your air ducts.

Then, as air blows through your HVAC system, and out of the vents into your home, this dust recirculates again. This can lead to additional allergens and germs in the area breeze. But a duct cleaning can eliminate additional dust to keep it from recirculating again and again. 

Cleaner Home

When dust builds up in your HVAC system and blows out through the vents, it can lead to dustier surfaces around your home. You may find yourself wiping down counters and tables more often as dust builds up faster than usual. When you clean out your HVAC system and invest in duct cleaning, you can also reduce the amount of time you need to spend dusting around your house. If you do begin noticing the need to dust more frequently, it’s a sign that your ductwork is dirty.

Reduce Bad Smells

Dust and dirt can also trap and carry bad smells. As a layer of dust builds up in your ductwork, so do odors. Then, when the dust blows into your home, you may also be breathing in pet dander, cleaning fumes, and even odors from cooking. Unfortunately, dust and dirt are not the only things that can build up in your air ducts. It’s also possible for mold and mildew to grow in a dark environment, especially if it becomes moist.

All of these problems can lead to your home smelling musty. You may try cleaning more frequently to get rid of the smell to no avail. If your ductwork is to blame, a ductwork cleaning service is the only way to get rid of the bad smells. Ideally, you should schedule the service once per year alongside annual maintenance for your entire HVAC system.

You can also protect your HVAC system from too much dust and dirt by changing the air filter regularly so it doesn’t get clogged. A dirty air filter can allow particles to get in to your heater and then spread through the ductwork.

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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