The weather is dropping fast and we can hear Winter knocking on our doors. It’s time to get the blankets, the sweaters and the heating back on! With turning on the heating usually comes asthma season, that can be explained by the fact that dust have been collecting inside your air duct surfaces, vents and motors all this time. Flakes of dead skin, animal hair and dandruff and dust settles inside and even though your air filters remove most of it from the air stream, some will stay there and your air quality will suffer from it.
Here is why you should think of getting your ducts cleaned:
- If the dirt and dust restrict your HVAC system, the heat exchangers will have to work twice as hard to warm the air, using more fuel and energy which will end up costing you more.
- It restricts the air flow: if your blower fan or motor is clogged with dust, it won’t effectively circulate the air in your home. As a result, it will have to work longer and use more energy to warm up your house.
- In order to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and boost its longevity, you have to make sure every part of it is working as well as it can, or it will damage another part.
- The dirt accumulating inside your ducts is more than just dust, it’s also animals dander, dead skin, microorganisms from cat litter, pollen, mold spores and more. This can become a breeding ground for mites and pests and will creates allergies in your family.
No matter how clean your house is, there will alway be dust in the vents and ducts and fine particulate including allergens will flow in your house. Before getting asthma and allergies, just call Triton Plumbing and HVAC and ask us how we can help your house breathe better.