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Why You Should Get Your Ducts Cleaned This Winter

It is very important that you conduct certain preparations for keeping your home comfortable during the winter. Most homeowners know to have their heating systems professionally checked before winter gets into full swing. However, that isn’t the only thing you should have done to get ready for the cold months. Read on to find out more about duct cleaning, and why it’s important to have it done this winter.

Airborne Contaminants

Within the average home’s air are millions and millions of microscopic airborne contaminants. Some of these contaminants include dust, germs, mold spores, dander, and pollen. Normally, these contaminants are so widely dispersed that your body can easily defend against them. However, the ducts in your home can complicate things.

Ducts are not typically cleaned along with the rest of the house. This makes them a haven for the contaminants in your home. As the contaminants build up in the ducts, they can serve as insulation. This makes your heating system less efficient. When you do turn on your forced air system, you will be circulating a concentrated dose of contaminants throughout the house. This makes it more likely for you to experience substantial negative health effects.

Duct Cleaning

The specifics of duct cleaning depend on what kind of ducts you have. If you have a sheet metal or particle board, it can be vacuumed out using a blower door. All of the exit vents are sealed except one, and all contaminants are then sucked out of the ductwork. If you have flex ducts, as many homes do, then you’ll have to have them brushed out manually. Duct cleaning is the best way to help improve your indoor air quality this winter.

If you’d like to know more, call Speedy Air Conditioning Service. We offer full duct cleaning services throughout Jensen Beach, FL.

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