No matter how clean you keep your home, if your ducts are hiding dirt and filth, the air in your home can be polluted with dust, mold, and allergens
The most common buildup in your ducts is dust. Dust can include minerals and soil from the outdoors that gets tracked in on shoes and other items. It may also contain human and pet hair, fluff from carpets and textiles, paper fibers, and even a small amount of dead skin cells.
Another common component of domestic dust is dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic arachnids that feed mainly on dead human cells, but do not live on humans. Instead, they are present in almost all domestic dust. Their feces and other enzymes they create are often the sources of allergies for people with asthma or dust allergies. In addition to dust, your ducts probably contain a significant buildup of pollen.
Ducts may also contain mold and mold spores. Mold spores that are released into the air can make people who inhale them sick.
How often should you clean your ducts?
The general recommendation is to clean your ducts every three to five years. However, that number is a minimum, and may not be sufficient for every situation. If your home is older, you may need your ducts cleaned more often. Also, if you live near lots of trees and pollen-producing plants, you may need more frequent cleanings. If someone in your home has allergies or asthma, more frequent cleaning may help them breathe easier. Homes with pets should also have their ducts cleaned more often than homes without pets.
If anyone in your home smokes, your ducts may need more frequent cleaning to keep them clear of buildup from secondhand smoke.
The Benefits of Duct Cleaning:
When you keep your air conditioning or heat on, all of the air in your home can circulate five to seven times a day. As the air circulates, it picks up the pollutants in the ducts and carries them into your living spaces. The polluted air can coat your home in dust and cause respiratory problems and allergic reactions. So the most significant benefit of cleaning your ducts is reducing pollutants that make people in the house sick.
Besides making you feel better, clean ducts use less energy. As ducts fill up with dust, the dust can clog the ducts and filters. The more clogged your HVAC system is, the harder it has to work to circulate air and the more energy it uses.
Clean ducts will also keep your home cleaner. You may dust, mop, and vacuum your home regularly, but if your ducts are dirty, they are spreading new dust around your home even as you are cleaning. With clean ducts, you may notice that your home is less dusty and your home stays clean longer after a routine cleaning.
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