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4 Reasons Why Air Duct Cleaning Before Winter is a Good Idea

Posted on December 08, 2015
by Melissa Asplund

The 2015-2016 winter is reported to bring significant weather changes because of El Niño conditions. It is anticipated that California will experience more cold and rain since 1950. With these weather changes comes the cold and flu season. While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, preserving the health of your home and work buildings can play a role in maintaining your own health. Germs are spread through the air. The HVAC systems are the lungs of any establishment because it allows the building to “breathe;” circulating fresh air and preventing the germs from spreading. A professional air duct cleaning is the most reasonable and efficient way to ensure your home or buildings’ health this winter.

Here are the top four reasons why you should get your air ducts cleaned before this year’s winter season:

1. Lower Energy Costs – Having your air ducts cleaned before winter boosts heating efficiency by eliminating dust and debris in the system. Dust and debris build up can strain your system to work harder and hamper its ability to properly circulate airflow. When HVAC systems are not working efficiently, utility bills are inflated. The cost of cleaning the air ducts is quickly replenished by the savings on the energy costs.

2. Reduce House Cleaning – Dust build-up may be a sign that your air ducts are not working efficiently. It is recommended that most buildings should have their air ducts cleaned every 2-3 years. Home and building owners do not realize how much time has passed since the air ducts have been cleaned. The lint built up in the system gets blown into the building as the air circulates, creating a layer of dust on your indoor furniture and work areas. Instead of continuously dusting, solve the root of the problem – your dusty ducts!

3. Prevent Hazards – Failure to properly and professionally clean air ducts can result in various hazards; first and foremost is a health hazard. While you are freeing your “congested” lungs to the building, duct cleaning simultaneously frees people from congestion as well. Mold growth, vermin infestations, and excessive amounts of debris can lead to allergies, headaches, and nausea.

Another commonly known hazard to having dirty air ducts is that can be a fire hazard. Lint is highly flammable, and the accumulation of lint in your HVAC system is a disaster waiting to happen. The dilemma is that most people cannot see inside their air duct system to assess the level of build up inside. Therefore, air duct cleaning is a service that is often overlooked. Many professional air duct cleaning companies, such as Airtek Indoor Air Solutions, can provide a video inspection of your building’s ductwork.

4. Improve Indoor Air Quality – When your HVAC system is clogged with debris, it inhibits the system from drawing all of the dust from your breathable air. Hence, the indoors of your home or building can become stuffy. With less breathable air, you are now putting your building inhabitants at a higher risk for getting sick this winter.

Many people think that spring cleaning is the time to focus on major cleaning projects. However, allowing your home or building to go through a heavy winter with clogged or dirty ducts can bring about unhealthy, and even dangerous, repercussions. Make sure you and your establishments are safe this winter with a professional air duct cleaning. Call Airtek Indoor Air Solutions at 1-877-858-6213 for your video inspection or free quote today.

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