Include Air Duct Cleaning in Your Spring Cleaning for a Healthier Home
Why Include Air Duct Cleaning in Your Spring Cleaning
Spring is in the air, along with plenty of pollen. Which is why it’s important to include air ducts as part of your Spring-cleaning ritual. Air ducts, also known as HVAC ductwork or AC ducts, may be out of site and out of mind for most homeowners. But they are a vital part of your heating and air conditioning system, responsible for regulating temperature and supplying the warm or cool air that heats, ventilates or cools each room in your home.
In addition to helping keep your living spaces at a comfortable temperature, air ducts also contribute to the quality of your indoor air. Given that the majority of Americans spend up to 90% of our time indoors, the cleanliness of that air is pretty important.1
Over the course of an average day, home occupants generate a significant amount dander, dust, skin cells, hair and chemicals. According to the National Air Duct Cleaner Association (NADCA), all the detritus we shed gets pulled into our HVAC systems and recirculated between five and seven times a day.2 Over the day, this recirculated stuff starts to build up in the HVAC ductwork, which can lead to a number of issues.
Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality
When dust, pollen, microbes and other contaminants collect in your air ducts, those impurities get pushed out into your home environment along with the air supply. This can contribute to allergies, asthma, headaches and a host of respiratory and health issues. Dirty air ducts can also create unpleasant, musty or moldy odors that permeate your home. And when the collected debris starts to clog your air ducts, they stop ventilating your rooms properly and start contributing to poor indoor air quality.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends cleaning air ducts when mold or dust becomes an issue. HVAC professionals go a step further, and suggest regular air duct cleaning as an effective way to reduce allergens, remove respiratory irritants and improve indoor air quality. Regular air duct cleaning is especially recommended for households that have pets, occupants who suffer from allergies, asthma or autoimmune conditions, people who smoke in the home, and after home renovation and remodeling projects.
Cleaning Air Ducts Improves Efficiency
There’s another great reason to clean your air ducts: energy savings. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reports that upwards of 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted.2 Contaminants that build up in your air ducts can make it harder for your HVAC to operate, which can lead to wasted energy and higher utility bills. Regular air duct cleaning helps contribute to a more energy-efficient HVAC system that can ultimately save you money.
Choosing the Right Air Duct Cleaner
If it’s been a while since you’ve scheduled air duct cleaning, Spring is a great time to get it done. A professional air duct cleaning service will ensure your air ducts are free of pollen, dust and other allergens, while also making sure they’re working properly before the summer heat — and your AC — kicks in.
When selecting an air duct cleaning service provider, it’s important to choose professionals who are trained and certified to clean air ducts. COIT’s air duct cleaning technicians are thoroughly trained to meet the high industry standards of the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), and use state-of-the-art HEPA-AireTM vacuum and Aire-SweepTM compressor systems to transfer harmful air duct pollutants into a contained filtration system. COIT’s air duct pros also use advanced air whips and brushes to thoroughly clean ductwork, plenum, cooling coils and air handlers — and back results with the industry strongest 100%-satisfaction guarantee.
So, when it comes time to do your Spring cleaning, make life a little easier while making your home environment and indoor air quality cleaner and healthier. Schedule your professional air duct cleaning with the pros at COIT.