The EPA recently stated that poor indoor air quality is one of the 5 most significant risks to our health. Considering that we spend the majority of our lives indoors, it’s a wake-up call that we need to make sure the air inside our homes is fresh and pure. But modern construction techniques have long been directed towards sealing up homes to make them more energy-efficient so that they don’t lose the cooled and heated air our ducts circulate throughout them. Over time, our ductwork can accumulate dust, pollen, dander, and other debris that can significantly impact the comfort of our home. We’ve compiled a list of some signs that your home might benefit from duct cleaning. When you’re ready to get started, call Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning for comprehensive Seattle duct cleaning service.
- Dust. We all expect a certain amount of dust within our homes, but when dust gets excessive, it can quickly become irritating, particularly if you have a respiratory condition or an allergenic sensitivity. If you see dust on your duct registers or vents, then there is probably a substantially greater amount inside your ductwork. Also, if you have to wipe your furniture clean, then that could also indicate a large amount of dust in the ductwork.
- Airflow problem. Duct cleaning is not only about improving air quality, it’s also about ensuring your airflow is optimized. Your forced-air distribution system relies on the rapid and efficient transport of heated and cooled air throughout your living space. Even seemingly insignificant amounts of debris in your ducts can reduce your energy efficiency and cause your heating and cooling systems to work harder.
- Mold. Mold thrives in high moisture and dark conditions. Your ductwork, therefore, is an excellent environment in which mold spores can breed and spread throughout your home. Routine duct inspection and cleaning can prevent the growth of mold. It’s particularly important if you see mold on any of the visible sections of your ductwork, as this can indicate a large hidden problem.
For more information, or to schedule Seattle duct cleaning, call the experts at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning today!