The El Nino weather conditions experienced recently are likely to bring significant changes to the 2015-2016 winter seasons. California, for instance, is expected to experience more rain than it has experienced since 1950. The presence of these weather conditions means that the flu and colds are likely to be very common during this period.
Despite the fact that cleaning your home or office air ducts and vents may not be at the top of your mind, choosing to preserve the health of your house and work environment can play a significant role to maintain your health.
It is important to remember that germs are spread through the air. Your HVAC system plays same role for your home or office that lungs do for our bodies. It allows your building to breathe in and out by circulating fresh air in all the rooms. By circulating the air, it helps ensure that air contaminants, like dust, dander, mold, mildew, etc, don’t spread and accumulate.
To guarantee the health of your home or office this winter, it is strongly advised that you hire a professional air duct cleaning company to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Here are several compelling reasons to have your air ducts cleaned below.
Lowering Energy Costs
Having your ducts and vents cleaned before winter will help boost the efficiency of your heating system as the debris and dust present in the system will be eliminated. Build of of dust and debris particles can strain your system, forcing it to work harder than usual, leading to inflated energy bills. Cleaning the system on the other hand will significantly lower your energy bills.
Reduce Home Cleaning
The presence of dust, dander, lint and other air contaminants in your home is an indication that your ducts are not functioning properly. The EPA recommends that HVAC systems get cleaned after every two or three years. It is important to keep track of when and how often you get them cleaned. These contaminants build up in your system may get blown into the house as the air gets circulated. Rather than dust your home or office every few days, have the ducts cleaned to deal with the problem.
Failing to clean your air ducts in a professional manner can lead to many health and even fire hazards. Cleaning the ducts will help free you from experiencing any congestion. And likewise, cleaning your dryer vents will eliminate a very common fire hazard. In fact, dryer vents cause thousands of house fires every year. Accumulation of mold, debris and vermin infestation can lead to nausea, headaches and allergies.
Dirty air ducts can also cause a fire hazard. Lint is a very flammable material. Accumulation of lint in the HVAC system is, therefore, a disaster that is waiting to happen. Overlooking air duct cleaning can lead to this kind of buildup.
To help determine whether there is build up of lint in the system, contact Simply Better Air in your area to provide a detailed inspection of your air ducts.