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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

When you drink from a cup that you haven’t washed in a long time, there is a higher likelihood that you are ingesting things that are much less pleasant than what you’d like. Something similar may be happening to a lesser degree with the air you breathe.

See, over time, dust and other debris can and will collect within your ductwork. While this isn’t something that will make you sick to your stomach, it can have a negative impact on your home comfort and, in some cases, your health. That’s why it is a good idea to work with a professional to assess and clear that debris out of your ducts.

Today we are talking about when and why it is important to schedule air duct cleaning in New Bern, NC.

What Gets Into Your Ducts and How

You have an air filter that is made to keep debris out of your home comfort systems but it isn’t an infallible filter. These are semi-permeable after all and there are some particles that they can’t capture. These particles will end up circulating through your ducts and back into your home, or they end up sticking around in your ducts.

When people come into your house, new debris is brought in. When a duct develops a hole, new debris is brought in. And that debris can include anything from pollen and fur to viruses, mold spores, or bacteria some of which will end up sticking to the interior of your ductwork, leading to trouble with your home comfort and indoor air quality.

The Problems That Dirty Ductwork Can Create

You aren’t going to encounter trouble caused by dirty ductwork within 24 hours of turning on your HVAC system. But over time, the effects will become more apparent. This can include:

  • Increased allergy and asthma symptoms: Dust and other airborne contaminants that are repeatedly circulated through your home are going to increase the risks of causing or worsening allergy or asthma symptoms
  • Reduced airflow into the house: The more debris that is coating your ductwork, the more it will hinder the flow of air entering your household.
  • Reduced HVAC energy efficiency: With reduced airflow into your home is going to come added strain on your HVAC system. That extra stress is going to force your systems to work harder, leading to increased use of energy efficiency. And that means increased energy bills too.

How Expert Air Duct Cleaning Helps

When too much debris builds up in your ducts your best course of action is to reach out to a professional team like ours for air duct cleaning. Why? Because only a trained technician is going to be able to 1) remove all the build-up in the ducts and 2) do so without damaging your ductwork and creating an even more expensive and time-consuming repair need.

Need to clean up your ductwork? We’re here to help. Contact Airtech Mechanical Services, Inc. to schedule an appointment and Get The Airtech Advantage.

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