The perfect heating and cooling system goes completely unnoticed, because it’s doing the job of keeping you comfortable, without leaking, smelling, or making noises that frighten your cat and give your children nightmares. But did you know that it’s not just that big, clunky machine that’s doing the job of maintaining your comfort? In fact, air ducts are one of the primary reasons why your home maintains your desired temperature. And because of the important role these air ducts play in your comfort, it’s vital that you clean your air ducts regularly.

Show of hands: Who here cleans their air ducts?

We didn’t think so. But if you want your North Carolina home to have clean air, and if you’d like to make sure your heating and air systems run optimally, then you need to clean your air ducts. Here are 3 reasons why you should make air duct cleaning a part of your normal routine, or hire a professional to take care of it for you.

THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS

Your heating and cooling systems will function far more efficiently if your air ducts are dust, mold and dirt-free. Dust and debris buildup will slow down the journey of heated and conditioned air through your ducts, meaning your system will have to work harder in order to make your home reach your preferred temperature. This extra exertion can age your systems faster, and will also increase your energy bill. A simple cleaning of your air ducts will save you money and prevent you from having to repair or replace your systems in just a few short years.

FIGHT OFF ALLERGIES AND ILLNESSES

If anyone in your family suffers from allergies, or has an unexplained illness, then air duct cleaning should be high up on your list of things to do. Air ducts turn into dust traps, and havens for mold and dirt build up. When you clean your air ducts, you eliminate potential allergens that may impact the health and wellness of you and your family. When you fail to clean your air ducts, you and your family may develop certain allergies, or even unwanted illnesses.

YOUR AIR QUALITY AND SMELL OF YOUR HOME

Who wants to live in a home that doesn’t smell right? No one, but that’s what happens when you don’t clean your air ducts. Dust, dirt and mold, as well as rodent droppings, pet dander and mildew can all be found in air ducts. Combined together, and these produce terrible smells which are then released in your home, affecting the air quality and smell of your home.

HOW CAN I CLEAN MY AIR DUCTS?

Many people add air duct cleaning to their spring-cleaning to-do list, and we encourage that. Once or twice a year should suffice. However, air duct cleaning is a pretty involved process. It requires a lot of time, energy and preparation, including protecting your home (such as furnishings) so that they aren’t affected by the dust and debris that comes out of the ducts.

Many homeowners throughout North Carolina rely on professional heating and cooling specialists to take care of their air duct cleaning. By doing this, you can ensure that the job is done correctly, and that your home is not affected negatively. Hiring a professional to take care of your air duct cleaning can also help you to determine if your system is in need of any type of repair or maintenance. Contact North Carolina’s Comfort First today to learn more about how we can help you clean and maintain the cleanliness of your air ducts.