Spring is officially here, and that means it’s time to rid your home of dust before summer. Cleaning behind the couch might be optional, but cleaning your air ducts is essential – especially if you are suffering from allergies this spring. Read more below to find out the many benefits you’ll get out of paying just a bit more attention to the inside of your home.
Looking to get your air ducts checked out this spring? Schedule an appointment today!
What do Air Ducts have to do with Your Health?
Have you ever wondered why your allergies seem to be acting up even while you’re indoors? Or why you sometimes wake up sicker than you were the night before?
It might surprise you to know that the number one reason heating systems fail is dirt. In fact, dirt causes about 90 percent of all HVAC system failures, and that includes your air ducts. It’s not just about avoiding costly breakdowns, although that’s obviously a very important reason to schedule regular maintenance. It’s also about keeping your family safe and comfortable all year.
HeatSource Mechanical has the answers to all your concerns! By neglecting to clean your air ducts every so often could result in major health issues.
Neglecting Cleaning Your Air Ducts Make the Air More Polluted
By not cleaning your air ducts often, you run the risk of mold and mildew buildup. Doesn’t sound too pleasant, does it? If any water gets into your vents, there is no way for moisture to get out, which results in mold and the possibility of it spreading to other places in your house or building.
Air ducts have one purpose and that is to deliver or remove cooled air or heat throughout a specific area. Not only will your dirty air ducts smell of mold, but they will also start to make people feel sick.
Your Air Ducts Could Get Clogged
When you don’t take care of your air ducts and clean you will find your vents getting clogged more often. Dirt and debris collect and build up and will clump together making it more difficult for air to flow through the vents properly.
When the air isn’t flowing as well as it should, you may feel like the air conditioning or heater isn’t as intense or the temperature isn’t where it should be. If you put off cleaning your air ducts for an extended period of time, the ducts could eventually stop working altogether, which is definitely not what we want.
The Benefits of Clean Air Ducts
You’ll notice that when you clean your air ducts, ventilation will seem stronger, which will allow maximum airflow throughout your home or building. Cleaning your air ducts on a regular basis has many benefits – here are some that will improve the health of your home straight away.
Reduces Allergens and Irritants
After a while, your air ducts will start to collect and pick up dirt and dust. Without proper cleaning, you may find yourself sneezing more often with itchy eyes and stuffy noses that won’t go away.
Air ducts often contain harmful contaminants which include bacteria, pet dander, pollen, mildew, and more. Family members who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments as well as children and the elderly are especially susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollutants. We all could benefit from a little air duct cleaning.
Proper Air Duct Care Results in Easier Breathing
When the airflow circulating in your home or building is clean and the air is purified and safe, you notice a difference. Breathing in this air will not only make you feel happier, but it lessens the risk of you potentially developing any sort of sickness and reduces allergens.
Regular Air Duct Cleaning Removes Weird Smells and Odors
You may not even think of it, but air ducts and how often you clean them have a lot to do with how your house smells. You may think your house smells because of a certain food that was cooked, or if the food was left out, or if your pets haven’t been groomed in a while. While those may be very compelling theories, have you ever thought maybe it’s your air ducts that are causing such an unpleasant odor circulating throughout the whole unit? Think about it.
A good example of a smelly odor we are all familiar with is when you forget to change over your clothes from the washing machine to the dryer. This odor is due to moisture being built up for a period without being tended to. Mold and mildew begin to form leaving that musty smell.
Now imagine this being circulated all through the house. Gross! If you haven’t already, you may want to check your air ducts. Trust us, it’s incredible what you’ll find in your vents.
HeatSource Mechanical Offers Air Duct Cleaning Products
IAQ Screen Checks effectively identify the type of pollutants in your home and the levels in which they are present. HeatSource IAQ Screen Checks can identify the following:
- Mold & Mycotoxins/Fungi
- Pollen & Plant Fibers
- Fiberglass, Formaldehyde & Chemical Vapors
- Pet Dander & Dust Mites
Are you debating what the best air duct cleaning product is and which one is going to the right fit for your home or building? Look no further. HeatSource Mechanical has a variety of Lennox air purifiers and air filters. Try Lennox’s healthy solution finder! The Lennox PureAir Air Purifier. This product is the #1 rated air purification system. This purifier works to remove impurities, dirt, dust, pollens, bacteria, and much more from entering through your ventilators.
And what can you do if the air circulating around is too dry? Consider a humidifier! Introducing Lennox’s TrueEASE Humidifier. Dry air may lead to dry skin and even more illnesses, but a humidifier can help keep your health in check by optimizing the moisture level inside your home.
Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning with HeatSource Mechanical
We hope this blog has helped answer and address your concerns about air duct cleaning and why it is so important especially in the spring and summer months in Alaska.
At the end of the day, we can all agree that pure, clean, and healthy air is what we want to be breathing. Living in Alaska means we can’t always open our homes to let the fresh mountain air flow through, but we can absolutely improve the quality of the air inside.
Regular air duct cleaning can help prevent a buildup of dirt, dust, allergens, and contaminants. If you have questions or thoughts or aren’t sure where to get started, we want you to know that HeatSource Mechanical is here for you every step of the way.
We also welcome you to join our Comfort Club Membership. This includes a number of great benefits, including pre-paid maintenance at $20.75 per month, 10 percent off all repairs, priority scheduling and reduced after-hours dispatch fees, and more. This is a sure-fire way to ensure you can stop living at the mercy of a dirty heating system. It’s time your family says goodbye to unexplained sneezes, itchy eyes, and stuffy noses inside your home.
Want a professional opinion on your air ducts? Call our experienced team today.