Why It’s So Beneficial to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Are you tired of dusting so much? Does it seem like as soon as you dust everything gets covered up again? Where is all that dust coming from? The answer is usually your ductwork. Each year the average home creates over 40 pounds of dust, most of which gets stuck in your ducts. As the years wear on, more and more dust builds up in your ducts. Every time you turn on your furnace or run your air conditioning you are blowing dust into all rooms of your Tennessee home. 

It’s Not Just Dust In Your Ductsvent covered in dust

Dust isn’t the only thing lurking in your ducts. Pet dander, pollen, and mold can also live in your ducts. Not to mention, your ductwork can be little highways for rodents and insects to traverse the length of your home. 

Why Should You Clean Your Ducts?

All of the dust, dander, pet hair, and other junk that gets stuck in your ducts will build up over time. This can restrict the flow of air to other parts of the house and cause your HVAC system to overwork. Having your ductwork cleaned thoroughly has a lot of amazing benefits for you and your family. Here are just a few of them. 

The Benefits Of Getting Your Ducts Cleaned

It Reduces The Levels Of Dust in Your Tennessee Home
There’s no way of preventing dust, dirt, and other debris from getting into your ducts. It’s just a fact of life. But most people go decades, even their entire lives, without cleaning out their ducts. This not only creates more housework but breathing all that old dusty air can’t be good.

It Reduces the Levels Of Toxins
Dark, dusty vents are prime targets for mold, mildew, bacteria, and germs. If you don’t check then you have no idea what’s going on inside your vents. Every time you turn on the furnace you could be forcing mold spores and bacteria into your home. 

It Reduces Allergies And Asthma Symptoms
Do you or someone in your family suffer from unrelenting allergies or even asthma? Have you tried everything else from air purifiers to plastic pillowcases? You may be doing yourself a disservice by not checking your ducts. Cleaning your ducts will greatly reduce the amount of dust and allergens circulating in your home and the amount of money spent on doctor visits and allergy medication.

Extends the Life Of Your HVAC System
As we mentioned, the more clogged with debris your ducts are the harder your HVAC must work to push air through your home. This can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the motor, leading to you having to replace it sooner than you should. Taking preventative measures like cleaning your ducts is much less expensive than a new HVAC unit.

Reduces the Chance of Your Tennessee Home From Catching on Fire
Every year many homes catch fire because of debris that has collected in the ductwork. This tragic situation can be avoided by simply ensuring your home’s ducts are cleaned and maintained as needed.man cleaning a dirty air duct

The risk grows exponentially if you have an older HVAC unit and you also use propane or other fuels to run your furnace, stove, fireplace, or portable heating units. When debris comes in contact with any of these appliances or devices, fire risk increases accordingly. A simple air duct cleaning can drastically reduce your risk and also assess your home for any other existing HVAC-related fire risks.

When Should I Get My Air Ducts Cleaned?

Air duct cleaning can be done by professionals anytime, however, if there are certain times when it is more convenient to do so such as:

Moving Into a New Tennessee Home
Homeowners aren’t required to clean out their ducts before they move and it is never really looked at during an inspection either. Make sure cleaning the ducts is on the top of your to-do list when you move into a new home. You never know what is hiding in there

Having Your HVAC Replaced
If you are installing a new HVAC unit then it is the perfect time to clean out your vents and start fresh. You don’t want your new expensive unit to have to blow air through a dirty clogged vent, do you?

Recent Construction
If you had some remodeling done in the house then there could be ample dust and debris in your vents. 

Someone Struggling With Allergies
Have you ever seen the inside of a dirty air duct? Just looking at it would make someone sneeze. It’s no wonder so many people suffer from allergies in their homes and they don’t even know they are sitting on the cause. Do yourself a favor and get your ducts cleaned.

For Professional Air Duct Cleaning Services, Call Okeena Pest Control

When you contract the professionals at Okeena Pest Control you can trust that your ducts are in good hands. We provide air duct cleaning services for the Jackson and Dyersburg areas. Call us today and we will send out one of our trained teams to assess your situation. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call us at 731-285-4982 or leave us a message online. You can also connect with us on Facebook and YouTube and don’t forget to check out our blog for more tips and tricks.