Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?November 17, 2020
Pollutants can be found in your home from indoor and outdoor sources. Cooking, cleaning, smoking, and weather change can create an increase of air pollutants in your home. Once in your home, a lot of these pollutants stick to the sides of your air ducts. Once the build up in your ducts occurs, the dust and pollutants that go through your air system are recirculated back into your home. Sometimes, if enough build up has occurred, you can see some of the dust and particles coming out of the vents and into your home.
Texas is notorious for humid weather, and what about all of the humidity created by your shower and home appliances? And what if all that humidity makes it into your air ducts? Your home’s heating and cooling system is made with multiple ways to prevent the humidity from getting in and causing issues like mold. However, if your air ducts are not regularly cleaned and maintained, some of the prevention methods deteriorate. Visible mold is the number one reason homeowners and occupants choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor and outdoor air pollutants and humidity aren’t the only thing that can cause issues in your home. You know that extra room, the one that you closed the vent in so that you wouldn’t be paying to cool or heat that room all the time? Well, despite trying to save some money, you may be inviting rodents and insects to create their home in the unused area. Since all of the ducts in your home are connected, their waste can circulate to other areas of your home.