Air ducts. We’ve all heard about them, and we’ve maybe even seen the vent covers to the air ducts in our homes. But what EXACTLY do air ducts do? And why would it be important to have air ducts professionally cleaned? Below we discuss the essential duct cleaning facts every home and business owner should know.
What Is A Duct System
Ducts are passages used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to deliver and remove air. In order for the HVAC system to properly work, supply air, return air, and exhaust air need to flow freely through the ducts to and from the central heating or cooling system. For additional information on how a duct system works, visit: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/breathing-easier
Over time and through seasonal temperature changes, your home or businesses’ air duct system may accumulate any of the following:
- Mold and mildew or other microbial growth
- Debris buildup
- Tobacco smoke by-product buildup
- Dust and dirt
- Pet dander
- Insect and rodent particles and/or waste
Buildup of any or all of these contaminants can reduce the efficiency of your overall system as well as pose serious risks to the quality of air you, your family, and co-workers may be regularly breathing in.
Potential Health Risks
Some of the most common potential health risks associated with a dirty duct system include:
- Sinus problems
- Respiratory infections
The team at First General provides professional duct cleaning services. For more information, visit our page: Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning