When you are looking into having your air ducts cleaned you need to know what exactly your air ducts are and what their purpose is. The air ducts are a part of your HVAC system that send the air from the home to the unit and back in the house either cooling or heating it in the process. The duct work is made from metal and will send the air when it is necessary. There is a much needed service that is called air duct cleaning that helps improve the quality of indoor air in your home by removing all of the dust, dirt and contaminants that builds up in your ducts and floats around in the air you breathe. But how do you know that you need to have your air ducts cleaned?
Sterling Air Duct Cleaning Outlines When to Have the Air Ducts Cleaned in Your Home
Have You Done Any Renovations?: Have you have made any renovations, updates or changes to your home that generated more dust than usual? If you have done anything that includes drywall sanding, painting or even heavy spring cleaning, you should consider having your air ducts cleaned. While the air in your home is full of the dirt and debris it has to go somewhere. Unfortunately that dusty and dirty air goes straight through a filter that helps but does not stop it all. Your air ducts can be full of debris that is potentially decreasing the efficiency of your HVAC unit. The AC unit is one of the biggest pulls on your energy bill so having it as efficient as possible is a must. After any renovations are done in your home it is a good idea to have your air ducts cleaned.
Do You Have Dog & Cat Pets in Your Home: If you have pets in your house even if it is a cat or small dog you need to increase the air duct cleaning frequency. Your pet such as a dog or cat has fur and dander that lifts off the pet and ends up in the air as well as on the carpet, furniture and other surfaces as well. The air that is agitated and flies up in the air will eventually make it in the air duct through the return air filter. The fur and dander can start to clog the air ducts and also decrease the air quality in your home. You want to be sure that you talk to the air duct cleaning company about what your concerns are and inform them that you have pets.
Smokers in the House: Smokers themselves may not realize it but smoking leaves not just an odor but a residue on every surface. You can wipe down cabinets, mop the tile and vacuum carpets but this doesn’t remove the cigarette film in the return vents and air duct system that your indoor air travels through. Professional air duct cleaning does!
Allergy Sufferers Present: Staying inside may help those that suffer from allergies but it doesn’t eliminate your exposure to allergens. Many people experience allergy symptoms to substances such as dust, mold and pet hair which can be troublesome year round in your home; not just allergy season. In fact, according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, over half of all homes contain at least six detectable allergens! Professional air duct cleaning reduces the levels of allergy-producing particles floating in your indoor air.
If you or someone in your home is among the millions of people with indoor allergies, you may have heard about air duct cleaning as a way to reduce your exposure to indoor allergens.
Everyday Life is Enough to Require Air Duct Cleaning!: Now that we have hit on the obvious reasons you need to potentially increase how often you have your air ducts cleaned, there is still more. The air duct in a normal pet free home is full of dust and debris that can clog up your air ducts. The dust that comes in from outdoors, hair and skin flakes from your family, dust mites and other contaminants are in the air and can find its way in your air duct. Everyday life is enough to need air duct cleaning.
Air Duct Cleaning Services in Oak Park, Madison Heights, Warren, Sterling Heights, Detroit & Southeast Michigan
Sterling Environmental Air Duct Cleaning offers expert residential air duct cleaning to help your family breathe easier as well as commercial air duct cleaning to provide a healthy environment for your staff and customers. We recommend professional air duct cleaning at least every 5-7 years and more often if smokers, pets, allergy sufferers etc are present in the home. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today to improve your indoor air quality.