• Joseph Harris

Why You Need To Clean Your Air Ducts

Air Ducts

Your HVAC system is designed and built to heat and cool your home comfortably throughout the year. We often don’t think about the efficiency of our systems until a problem arises; something that escapes our attention is the quality and cleanliness of our air ducts. How good is your indoor air quality?

The importance of cleaning your air ducts

You may spend a great deal of time indoors, and as such, you should give thought to the quality of the air you breathe. Your air ducts can, over time, collect dust, debris, pet dander, and harmful chemical residues that build up and reduce the quality of the air you breathe. To protect the respiratory health of your loved ones, you’ll want to clean your air ducts regularly. Here are some more reasons to consider regular maintenance and duct cleaning for your HVAC system:

  1. It will improve your air quality. Over the course of just a year, up to 10 pounds of dirt, dust, pet dander, and harmful chemicals can build up in your air ducts. When your AC is running, this debris can circulate throughout your home as you breathe it in. Breathing in these contaminants continually will have a negative impact on your health over time. Regularly cleaning your ducts will help to eliminate issues brought on by unhealthy air quality.

  2. It will remove mold from your system. Air ducts in your system are an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Dark, humid, cool conditions contribute to growth; breathing in these mold spores is more dangerous than you might think. Exposure to mold spores can cause allergies, respiratory issues, and autoimmune disorders. Family members who are predisposed to respiratory issues will experience exaggerated symptoms due to breathing contaminated air. Regularly cleaning your ducts will remove harmful mold and spores that can lead to additional health problems.

  3. It will help to control insect and rodent populations. Rodents and insects seek shelter in dark places inside your home, especially when cooler temps outside threaten their survival. Exposure to their excrement can cause several health problems for humans. During a routine inspection and cleaning, these troublesome infestations can be eliminated, helping to improve your indoor air quality.

  4. It will help control pet dander. While we love and adore our furry friends, we do not love the pet dander that comes with our companions. Excess pet dander can lead to allergies and respiratory issues as well; routine cleaning will help keep the dander to a minimum.

  5. It will help to reduce the harmful effects of smoke in the home. Exposure to cigarette smoke and its toxic residue can also negatively impact air quality inside your home. Professional duct cleaning can remove the buildup of harmful residue and leave your home smelling fresh and clean once more.

  6. It will help your unit function more efficiently. If dirt, dust, and debris clog your air ducts, air will not efficiently flow through your home. When this happens, your AC system will have to work harder to cool your home. Having your unit and ducts serviced regularly will improve your unit's efficiency and lifespan, saving you money on your monthly energy costs.

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With over twenty years of sales, service, installation, and repair, Tropic-Air Conditioning experts are the best in the business. Whether your needs are maintenance, minor repairs, or complete and total replacement, we’ve got you covered. Call us for a thorough duct cleaning and start breathing better today! Visit https://www.tropicairfl.com/ for more information.