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How Often Should Your Air Ducts be Cleaned?

Keeping a home in good repair is a big part of being a responsible homeowner. We all know about the basics, like general repair, painting, and maintaining the yard. One thing many homeowners do not think about is the air they breathe. Your air ducts can get inundated with dust and debris that could create any number of health issues. Here’s why you should get your air ducts cleaned once a year.

Eliminate Smells

The scent of your home is made from a collection of smells. Your pets, cleaning products, and cooking scents all mix together and collect in your ducts. These smells get trapped in the debris that is collected up there, and then gets recirculated as a musty smell that is unappealing for you and any guests. A cleaning will get rid of that debris that traps the smells.

Energy Efficiency

The better the flow your HVAC system has, the more effective and efficient it will be. When debris builds up, it hinders that flow, making your system work harder. Not only will it not function as well, but it will cost you more money in electric bills.

Mold and Allergen Removal

Mold can cause a lot of health problems. Moisture that collects in your air ducts can create mold, which will negatively affect the air quality in your home. Plus, dust and other allergens can circulate through the duct system to create problems for people with allergies. A cleaning will remove mold and allergens and leave everyone breathing easier.

Dusting is Easier

When the HVAC system is active and running, it circulates air throughout the home. Along with that regular air, are particles of dust that end up settling on your floor, your furniture, and pretty much every other surface in your home. Dusting is a big part of keeping a home clean, but if your air ducts are clean, then there’s less dust floating around the home just waiting to find a spot to land. Less dust means that it is much easier to keep your home clean, and nobody likes dusting.

When thinking about maintaining your home, do not forget about regular air duct cleaning. It has many health benefits, as well as benefits to the cleanliness of your home.

If you are a Minneapolis / St. Paul resident or business owner in need of air duct cleaning services, contact 651 Carpets online or by calling 651-227-7387.