If you or your family members suffer from allergies, you’re probably already doing everything you can to ease the sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses: using medication, keeping windows shut, replacing carpet with wood or laminate flooring. All of those things help, but one of the best things you can do to minimize your allergy symptoms is to have duct cleaning completed for your home’s air ducts.
What’s in Your Air Ducts?
Even if you have the best air filters for your HVAC system and replace them regularly, your ducts will still get dirty. This includes dust, pet dander, pollen, and more — exactly what triggers your allergies.
Unfortunately, if you don’t have your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis, those allergens will keep recirculating. Duct cleaning can have a significant impact on your indoor air quality and, therefore, on your family’s health.
Other Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
In addition to mitigating your allergy symptoms, having your air ducts cleaned provides other benefits:
- It can help keep your house cleaner. When you get rid of the dust in your air ducts, there’s less of it to re-settle on your furniture.
- It can make your house smell bad. Dust and other particles trapped in your ducts absorb cooking odors, smoke, and other unpleasant aromas.
- It prevents your HVAC system from having to work too hard. Clean air ducts allow more air to pass though them, which means you can save money on your utility bills.
How Often Should You Clean Air Ducts?
The frequency of your air duct cleaning depends on many factors. For example, if you have pets that shed, you may need to have the ducts cleaned more often. If you have dealt with an insect or rodent problem, you should have them cleaned as soon as the pest problem is resolved. We recommend having your ducts cleaned every one to three years.
At Seneca Air Conditioning, we are experts at improving your indoor air quality! Give us a call at (866) 881-5935 for more information about duct cleaning or any of the services we offer.
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