Have you sensed an unusual amount of dust circulating in your home? You may or may not see dust particles, but your lungs know they’re there, especially if you have allergies or a respiratory condition.
Dust doesn’t only float in the air. It also accumulates in your HVAC system’s air ducts.
Don’t let a little dust get you down. You can get rid of it with air duct cleaning.
If you’re wondering when to clean air ducts, we’ll help you figure that out. It’s time to find out more about cleaning the air ducts in your home.
A Little Dust Never Bothered Anyone
House dust seems to appear out of nowhere. Fighting it feels like a never-ending battle, which is likely why some people give up trying to get rid of it.
While it’s true, a small amount of dust isn’t life-threatening, most homes have more than a few tiny particles. Dust primarily comes from outside. It enters your home through windows, doors, vents, and your shoes.
The problem with dust is its components, which can include:
- Dust Mites
- Dead Skin
- Pet Dander
- Insect Droppings
If that’s not disturbing enough, dust may also contain tiny amounts of lead, arsenic, and DDT. None of the above creates a positive impact on air quality.
DIY Air Duct Cleaning
Now that you have an idea of what you might find in your house dust, you’re ready to put on your boxing gloves and get rid of it. Before you get excited about DIY dust removal, there are a few things to consider.
First, it’s not only dust that affects the air in your home. Sometimes mold develops and lurks, hidden inside air ducts, where it can grow undetected for months, even years.
Second, you can find videos on the internet with instructions on how to clean air ducts yourself, but do you have the right air duct cleaning tools?
This isn’t a DIY job. It’s best to call a professional who knows how to clean air ducts and brings the right air duct cleaning equipment to get the job done.
When Should You Call for Air Duct Cleaning?
The easy test to determine when your air ducts need attention is to open a vent cover. If you discover dirt, debris, and matted dust, it’s time. Next, look at the return air registers and see if you find a thick dust coating.
Since the HVAC system traps dust, you’ll also want to examine your:
- Air Filter
- Blower Fan and Motor
- Air Conditioning Coil
These are the things you can see with the naked eye, but if you’re experiencing respiratory conditions like allergies and asthma, you’ll benefit from a duct cleaning.
Ready for Clean Air Ducts?
Who doesn’t want to live in a home with good air quality? You can live dust and mold-free when you schedule routine cleaning of your air ducts.
Contact us today, and let’s get you on the road to a cleaner, healthier home.