According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million people in the US suffer from allergies. That is an incredible number, but not surprising if you have allergies yourself. Colorado, in particular, is extremely susceptible to allergens in the summertime, as we have a vast array of trees and plants that bloom across the planes, mountains, and cityscapes—not to mention the summer fires that unfortunately start during the hottest summer months. If you and your family suffer from seasonal allergies in Colorado, there is something that you can do to help.
Getting your air ducts cleaned in your home is not a common thought, but it can make a huge difference for the health of both you and your house. Especially in places like Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Denver, getting your air ducts cleaned regularly can significantly reduce your family’s allergies.
How does air duct cleaning help?
Getting your air ducts cleaned and inspected serves as a health check for your central air and heating system. Month after month, dust, pollen, pet hair, and so much more gets collected in the HVAC system in your house, which continually circulates throughout your home. The more build up, the more allergens that are released through your vents, which make allergies so much worse. The build-up of residue in your ducts can also go so far to affect how well your HVAC heats and cools the air. This means that the performance of your air delivery system is being compromised, and is not performing at its best.
How does it work?
When a professional comes in to clean your air ducts, it begins with a preliminary inspection to ensure that nothing is damaged or seriously blocked. Then, the technician inserts an incredibly powerful vacuum into the ducting, then pulls out all of the loose dust and debris from the surface. The vacuum that is used is specially designed to stop dust from exiting the duct into the house, so your air stays clean. If there is piles of stubborn dust that are stuck to the surface, a more powerful suction will be initiated that will blast the debris with air.
By doing this, all of the allergens have been removed, and your ducts have a more open pathway for air to travel through. Now, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to propel air into your house.
Why else should I get my air ducts cleaned?
Apart from the removal of allergens, getting your air ducts annually inspected and cleaned can ultimately prolong the life of your HVAC system. It makes it run more effectively without as much effort now that the pathways are clean and clear. Having clean air ducts creates a more efficient air system that will save you money on utility bills, and getting them regularly inspected can potentially prevent serious issues from going unnoticed.
Getting your air ducts cleaned can also help get rid of dust mites, pests, mold, second-hand smoke, wood smoke, pollution, nitrogen dioxide and more. This makes your home safer and cleaner for your entire family.
If your home has never gotten its air ducts cleaned, or it has been over a year, call in a professional to do an inspection. Make your home healthier, cleaner, and safer for your family and schedule an annual cleaning for your home. The WireNut specializes in air duct cleaning in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Denver, Boulder, and more, so wherever you are, we can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.