HVAC systems are basically lungs for your home. They take the air that’s outside and circulate it throughout your home. If the ducts are dirty, your indoor air will be, too. Typical contaminants include dust, dander, mold spores, vermin and other airborne contaminants that can cause health problems for people with environmental allergies, autoimmune conditions respiratory problems, or even people who are otherwise healthy. Cleaning your air ducts in the winter is an important part of improving indoor air quality when it’s cold outside.
Professional HVAC technicians have several types of equipment and tools to clean the air duct system. After a visual inspection, the team will use suction devices to remove any contaminants or moisture from the ducts.
Some cleaning companies provide additional applications of chemical biocides that kills various types of fungi and bacteria. Check with your HVAC specialist to see what services they provide.
Air duct cleaning not only improves indoor air quality, it also helps you save money due to cutting energy costs. It also extend your HVAC system’s life, so you don’t have to replace expensive parts all the time.