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3 Reasons Your Air Ducts Need to Be Cleaned

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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When was the last time you thought about the indoor air quality in your home? It might have been about the same time you thought about your air ducts and whether they need cleaning. If you haven't ever had them cleaned, let's take a look at three really good reasons why they need to be:

#1: Allergies Are Annoying

Allergies can make you miserable, especially during the summer, when it seems every allergy is at its peak. Guess where the allergens hide once they get into your house? You got it. Your air ducts. Everything that causes you discomfort is in there. Bacteria, fungi, mold, dust, pollen and pet dander are just a few of the culprits. And every time your HVAC system turns on, the air blows right over and through those allergens, grabbing them and recirculating them through your home. Cleaning your air ducts can cut down on those allergens significantly.

#2: Increased Energy Efficiency

Just like a clean air filter helps the heating and cooling system push and pull air more effectively, clean air ducts also increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit. Proper airflow will help it run more effectively and use less energy to keep your house at the desired temperature.

#3: Breathe Easier

People with allergies are especially sensitive to dirty air. But even if you're not prone to allergies, you can still feel the effects of poor air quality. Having clean air ducts can improve your overall health and well-being simply by improving the quality of the air you breathe every day.

Having your air ducts cleaned can help you breathe easier. For everything you need to know about improving your indoor air quality, contact our knowledgeable staff at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.