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Taking a Look at the Advantages of Regular Duct Cleaning


There are many advantages of duct cleaning. First of all, it helps to keep your home cleaner overall, which means there is less dust on surfaces to clean up so you won’t have to clean your home as often. Secondly, duct cleaning allows you to save on energy bills as your HVAC system won’t need to work as hard. Thirdly, duct cleaning can improve air quality, which is good news for all the allergy sufferers out there. Read on to find out more. 

Keeps Your Home Clean

Duct cleaning can actually help keep your home cleaner for longer. This is because in your ducts can lie germy and dirty contaminants such as pollen, dust, dirt, pet dander, mould spores, viruses, bacteria, rodents and insects. So whenever you turn on your HVAC system, your air is being pushed through all of that unhygienic matter and being sent straight into your rooms and down your airways. Not to mention the layer of dust that is settling on surfaces all around you. If you don’t like dusting all the time, duct cleaning can help you cut down on the dust that accumulates. It’s true that when you get duct cleaning done, you’ll be able to clean your home less frequently as there will be less grime in the air to make it dirty.

 You Save On Energy Bills

Remember that unsavoury concoction of contaminants that can be found in your ducts if you haven’t had duct cleaning done recently? Well, it can form a wall of matter that your HVAC system has to push air through, and as this wall gets denser, your HVAC system has to push harder to get air around, under and through it, drawing more heavily on your electricity supply and costing you more money. However, when you get duct cleaning done, you’ll notice that your HVAC system is more efficient and can easily feed a flow of air through your ducts. This means that it will need less electricity to run and you can enjoy lower bills. 

Improve Air Quality

If you have people in your home with allergies, ensuring better air quality will be important to them. If they’re sick of sneezing, coughing and wiping their nose, something needs to be done about the allergens in your home, and duct cleaning is a great place to start. Over the years, your ducts can get very dirty, with dust, pollen and pet dander building up in them. Then, when you turn your HVAC system on, the flow of air picks up these contaminants and pushes them through the ducts and out the vents into your living room. This perpetuates the cycle of sneezing and wheezing, as your sinuses are alerted to the presence of these particles in the air and the lowering of the air quality in your home. But it doesn’t have to be like this. When you get duct cleaning done, all allergens are cleared out with the rest of the contaminants in your ducts, leaving your air fresh and clear. 

Mia Johnson
Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.

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