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Will Cleaning My Air Ducts Really Help My Air Quality?

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Things Can Get Scary Without Clean Air Ducts!

It’s a dark and stormy night. The temperature drops and you feel a chill. You turn on your furnace and…. Ahh! Your air ducts are filthy! Your home’s air ducts should be cleaned regularly for several reasons, but the most important reason is to protect your family’s health. The indoor air pros at Western Heating & Air are happy to explain why you should get your air ducts cleaned.

The Facts About Indoor Air Quality

People generate an alarming amount of air duct contaminants living day to day. Dander, dust, and cleaning chemicals, just to name a few, get stirred up and linger in the air. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day on average. This re-circulation can cause a build-up of contaminants in the ductwork over time.

In our years of experience cleaning air ducts in the Orem and Lehi regions, we have seen a lot of very scary air duct situations, including:

  • Dust and dander
  • Mold and mildew
  • Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • Home renovation or remodeling project dust
  • Pet hair
  • Animal or insect infestation

While no one wants to breathe in contaminants when they turn on their system, some occupants may be more sensitive than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the symptoms of poor indoor air quality that regular air duct cleaning can address.

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Benefits Of Duct Cleaning Service

A Healthier Home

The heating and cooling systems are the lungs of your home. They take air in and breathe air out. Dirt, bacteria, and even viruses can lurk in your duct system and then be blown throughout your home. Dirty air ducts can cause:

  • Increased asthma symptoms
  • Increased allergy symptoms
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Tightness in the chest

These symptoms can be quickly resolved with a thorough duct cleaning. But if the symptoms persist or get worse, you should seek medical attention. 

Energy Savings

Contaminants in the heating and cooling systems cause them to work harder and shorten their lifespan. Even with filters, the heating and cooling systems still get dirty with normal use.

When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the right temperature in your home using less energy and saving you money on your energy bills.

Quality Is Key

There are many companies that claim cheap pricing for their duct cleaning service but you should be mindful of who you trust with the health and safety of your home. If this service is not done well, your indoor air quality could get worse, not better. 

At Western Heating & Air, we are certified experts who take pride in doing our job the right way with a long history of customer satisfaction under our belts. To learn more about the benefits of air duct cleaning, contact the indoor air quality experts at Western Heating & Air at (801) 224-8899 or connect with us online.

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