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4-5 Benefits of Duct Cleaning and Sanitization

Posted on: October 15, 2021

Updated May 2022

The air ducts in your home provide a very important function. They circulate the air from your heating and cooling system into and out of each room, which allows for consistent interior comfort regardless of the season.

In fact, all of the air in your home circulates through the ducts multiple times a day. The air cycling through your ducts is the same air that completely fills your living environment—and it is the same air that you and your family breathe. As such, you want this air to be as clean as possible.

What is Air Duct Cleaning?
Air Duct Cleaning refers to the removal of dust and contaminants within the ductwork. This includes the supply and return air ducts as well as the registers and diffusers in each room. Powerful vacuums whisk away all dust and debris, preventing it from re-circulating throughout the home.

Why Should You Have Your HVAC System Serviced Every Year?
Your HVAC system should last at least 20 years before needing service or replacement. However, if you have an older unit with worn parts,it may need more frequent maintenance than normal. If you notice any signs of trouble, call Bud Matthews Services right away so we can schedule a visit to make sure everything is running smoothly!

Deciding Whether or Not to Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

The following questions might help you determine whether it makes sense to clean your air ducts:

  • Have my air ducts ever been cleaned?
  • What types of materials are used to make up the walls of my air ducts?
  • Are these materials safe?
  • How long do they last?
  • How often do I need to clean my air ducts?
  • Is my house equipped with adequate ventilation?
  • Does anyone smoke in my house?
  • Are there pets in my house?

The Top 4-5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
There are many benefits to having your air ducts professionally cleaned. Here are the top five:

Reduce Dust
Having your air ducts professionally cleaned reduces the dust that would otherwise circulate throughout your living space to land on your furniture, your bedding, your flooring…just about everywhere. Fortunately, a thorough air duct cleaning reduces the amount of interior cleaning and dusting necessary to maintain a hygienic home.

Improve Indoor Air Quality
In addition to dust, air ducts frequently contain harmful contaminants and micro-organisms. These include pet dander, bacteria, pollen, mildew, mold spores, and similar toxins. People who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems are particularly sensitive to these airborne particles. A periodic air duct cleaning promotes healthier living. Otherwise, the dirty air in your home just keeps re-circulating over and over.

Cut Down on Irritants in the Air
Even if no one in your household suffers from chronic allergies or respiratory problems, cleaner air makes it easier for everyone to breathe. Even among the healthiest, dust and pollutants entering the nose and lungs can trigger sneezing and coughing, as well as sinus and bronchial congestion. Air duct cleaning creates a more comfortable environment and promotes well-being. You want to breathe deep and know you’re inhaling clean, fresh air!

Removing Smells and Odors
Pets, household cleaning agents, paint fumes, mold, tobacco use, and even food preparation can contribute to stale smells in the air ducts. Every time the furnace or air conditioner is running, these odors will repeatedly flow through the house. Even an accumulation of dust and dirt over the years can lead to a musty scent coming from the ductwork. Detailed cleaning of the air ducts removes all odor trapping particles, resulting in a fresher smelling home.

Energy Savings
Ductwork and registers that have a heavy build-up of dust and grime can restrict the flow of air from the furnace and air conditioner. This means your system will have to work harder to heat or cool your home, resulting in a decreased level of efficiency. Conversely, a clean system will operate at peak efficiency and provide the most cost-effective performance for your energy dollar.

Find a Professional Air Duct Cleaning and Sanitization Company in the Chapel Hill Area

Need to find a company you can trust to clean your air ducts? Bud Matthews is that company: a team of expert repair and craftsmen who are respected and trusted in the Chapel Hill community.

With over 40 years of experience, our professional, certified technicians know exactly what challenges your ductwork might be facing, and how to improve them.

Get in touch with Bud Matthews Services today, and breathe easy!

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