Last week we recommended that you schedule duct cleaning for your home if more than a few years have passed since you last had it done—or you’ve never had it done before. There are plenty of benefits you’ll receive from professional duct cleaning, starting with immensely improved AC and heating system performance that will keep those seasonal utility bills down.
But there’s a special reason to think about having duct cleaning done during the spring, and that’s to combat allergy problems in your house. If you have people living in your home who suffer from asthma and allergies, from mild to severe, duct cleaning can make a huge difference in their quality of life during this time of year.
Air Duct Cleaning vs. Allergies
Spring is allergy season, when the pollen count in the air rises steeply as temperatures start to warm up. A lot of these allergens can get inside your home, drawn into the ductwork, and then start circulating around the rooms of your house. There are a number of excellent ways to combat these allergens, such as professionally installed air purifiers and air filters. Air duct cleaning is also a great tool.
It’s actually quite surprising how much unhealthy debris can build up inside your ductwork over the years. You can’t see the insides of the ductwork, but if you could you might discover a variety of unpleasant things: pet hair, dust, mold, insects, etc.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, over half of all homes contain at least six detectable allergens—and they’re probably mostly lodged in the ductwork where they’re hard to remove. Arranging for a thorough duct cleaning from professionals will eliminate this large reservoir of allergy and asthma triggers.
Call Hall’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration if you’re suffering from allergies this season. We can help out with duct cleaning and/or other indoor air quality services in Vivian, LA and the surrounding areas.