Your air vents require cleaning every few years. In fact, once every three to five years is the recommended timeframe. We know about your air ducts impacting your air conditioner and heater’s ability to change the temperature in your home efficiently, but what about your indoor air quality?
We’ve handled a lot of air vent cleaning in Chester, PA in the past, and the amount of dust that builds up after three years is staggering, to say the least. Dust on the top layer can be pushed into your air supply, which may severely impact your indoor air quality. Let’s talk about how vent cleaning makes a big difference.
Dirty Ducts Mean You Might Have a Hard Time Staying Asleep
Your respiratory system works while you sleep, just in a slightly slower state. That means small issues with your indoor air quality can have a much bigger impact while you’re asleep. Your respiratory system is filtering debris and dust while you sleep, but when it has to work hard, it can elevate your blood pressure and heart rate, which normally hit resting levels while you sleep.
When this happens, it can interrupt your sleep. Even if you don’t wake up fully, it can pull you out of different levels of sleep. One of those levels, which is thought to be one of the most important, is the last hour of your sleep cycle where your body creates energy for you to use the next day.
The molecule your body creates is called ATP, and it’s done during deep sleep. So if you wake up in the morning and don’t feel rested, even though you slept for a proper amount of time, it could be that your sleep was disturbed or interrupted by poor indoor air quality.
Less Dust Throughout the Day
Your ducts push dust into the air when they’re dirty. When this happens, the dust either gets breathed in, sits on top of surfaces, or goes back into the filter when your AC or furnace begins to pull air in from your house.
So your air filters clog faster, which means there’s less room for new dust to get trapped. Clean ducts mean less dust is propelled into the air throughout the day, so you breathe in less.
Prevents Mold Growth
Did you know that mold can inhabit dust? Moisture trapped in dust can create mold spores. They’re small enough to impact your indoor air quality and cause health problems, but usually the problem isn’t big enough for you to spot with the naked eye. Less dust in the ducts (and on your surfaces, as a result) means less mold growth.
Your IAQ Needs Some TLC
It’s time to take your air ducts seriously and get them cleaned up. Call us today or fill out our contact form and we’ll get out to you as soon as we can to clean your air ducts and restore your indoor air quality.
Contact us today to schedule your air vent cleaning as soon as possible.