Whether spring cleaning is well underway in your home, or you’ve begun making a list of things you need to take care of, be sure to add duct cleaning to your list. After all, spring allergies are heading your way! Let’s discuss the many benefits of duct cleaning.
Spring means it’s time to open windows and let fresh air in, and the stale air of winter out. As you let all that fresh air in, you should also address the air quality. When is the last time you cleaned your ducts? There are a few visual cues that will let you know when you need to clean your air ducts, like excessive dust and dirty air vents. You won’t be able to see the abundance of other contaminants, though, like pollen, pet dander, mold, viruses, and bacteria. Contaminants such as these can be hazardous to your health, and they will make symptoms of asthma and allergies worse.
Just as you can see dust building up on your furniture, dust is building up in your ducts. When you open your windows to let that fresh air in, the spring and summer air can cause the accumulating dust to get sticky, which promotes the growth of mold. Cleaning your ducts in the spring will get all the dust cleared out so that it doesn’t become a problem later in the year.
Cleaning out your ducts will remove your pet’s fur and chemicals from cigarettes if you smoke. With your windows open, you’re also letting in pollen and allergens. Cleaning your ducts will remove them. You’ll also save yourself money on cooling costs in the summer months.
Spring is also a great time of year to clean your ducts, because you aren’t running your furnace or air conditioner. You won’t have to worry about shutting off your system and having the house become too hot or cold while your ducts are cleaned. Consider cleaning them on a rainy, cool day. It will confine pollen to the trees, or pollen will be completely washed away. Hot, dry air makes pollen worse.
Air duct cleaning is a simple process, so there’s no reason to delay calling the experts at Finken. First, register covers are cleaned to remove dust-collecting substances such as cooking oil or nicotine film. Then the air supply is deep cleaned, including the blower, squirrel cage, coils condensation pan, and return air supply. Finally, the air ducts are vacuum cleaned. You can also have air ducts sanitized to leave behind a fresh, clean scent.