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The Hidden Health Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Your air conditioner and furnace use ductwork that runs through your walls and ceiling. That ductwork receives air from your HVAC equipment and then acts as a conduit toward the vents scattered around your home. The air that travels through your ducts is never going to be 100% free from particulate matter and that’s what leads to dusty ductwork in the first place.

Getting duct cleaning in Phoenixville, PA means removing dust and debris from your ductwork so it doesn’t blow into your indoor air anymore. At the same time, it can help you reduce the air resistance your HVAC equipment experiences. Beyond energy efficiency, there are good health reasons to get duct cleaning.

Allergy and Asthma Relief

Duct cleaning may not make the biggest impact on a healthy person, but to those suffering from allergies, it makes a big difference. Allergy sufferers are impacted by small particulate matter in the air much more than someone with a perfectly functioning respiratory system.

With allergies to dust and dander, or asthma, your air passages become inflamed. This can happen for multiple reasons, but most of the time, it’s direct exposure to poor indoor air quality of some sort. Cleaning your ducts reduces the amount of dust and particulate matter that flows back into the air. It may be a negligible difference to some, but not to others.

Overall Improved Air Quality

There’s some mixed information about air duct cleaning and indoor air quality. At the end of the day, this is what you need to know: it’s never good to push dust, dander, and debris into your air. Even if it happens in small amounts, your ducts can push all of that into your air and lower the indoor air quality.

If you have an indoor air quality monitor, you can gauge the air quality near your vents when the AC or heater kicks on. There’s a difference, so when you clean your ducts, you help your indoor air quality maintain a higher level throughout the day.

Prevents Mold and Mildew Growth

Mold can latch onto dust. Even if spores don’t begin in dust, they can then use dust as a breeding ground to create more mold spores. The problem is that these mold spores leak into your air and then go straight into your respiratory system. Regular duct cleaning (once every 3-5 years) helps prevent this from happening, or at the very least mitigates the amount of mold spores in your indoor air.

It’s Time to Clean Your Ducts

Duct cleaning is one of those out-of-sight, out-of-mind kind of home tasks, but it’s important. You don’t need to have duct cleaning services once a year–you can go up to around five years before you need them, but at the very least, duct cleaning should be on your home maintenance radar. We can help.

Contact Michall Daimion Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to schedule your air duct cleaning.

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