With the start of the new year, it’s time to start anew on a better, healthier 2017.
While many start by looking at their diets, finances or state of their careers, here’s an unlikely place to start that could have enormous benefits on your home and family: your home’s air.
You may think you’re doing the best you can with using HEPA filters, and changing them on a regular schedule. But here’s something to consider: what about the ducts that ‘clean’ air is moving through on it’s way to your lungs?
Dirty ducts are a drain on not only your indoor air quality, but also your pocketbook. Buildup of debris, not to mention inefficient routing, can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it has to, which means it costs you more money!
When was the last time you had your air ducts inspected? Do you remember having them cleaned at all since you moved in? Do you know if they’ve ever been replaced?
If you answer is “a long time ago” or “I’m not sure,” then let’s make addressing those air ducts the first on your list of new year’s resolutions.
Benefits to Your Home
During a professional air duct inspection, all aspects of your home’s air circulation system get addressed.
These should include, but are not limited to:
- the vents covering the air ducts
- the insides of the ducts themselves
- any coils
- blowers, & more.
By keeping these inspected on at least a yearly basis, this extends the longevity of your home’s air circulation system and ensures it works properly year-round.
If your air circulation system is not working efficiently, this causes other mayhem for your home. All the dirt, dust, condensation and other gunk caught in the air ducts will be circulating around the house, causing damage to surfaces, walls, furniture and more.
It’s also important to note that this time of year is nearly perfect for addressing your air ducts.
You’ll likely have your attic door open during much of the process, which would normally be a very unenticing proposition later in the year when the humidity and heat are at their highest.
Benefits to Your Health
The benefits to your home are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making sure your air ducts are as clean as they can be: There’s numerous health benefits as well.
Much of the buildup in your air ducts contains allergens and other materials that can contribute to stale, unhealthy air. Mold and dust can trigger allergies year-round, especially when blasting air during particularly cold or hot days.
One of the worst offenders is bacteria that can accumulate from circulating air and condensation throughout the home all year. If you notice a strange odor coming from your air ducts when you turn on the furnace, this is likely caused by bacteria (or worse).
A thorough air duct cleaning can remove a lot of the surface bacteria, but one of the best ways to eliminate it in your air ducts – and keeping it away – is to install UV lights inside your air system.
UV light naturally kills bacteria, making it a low-cost, highly effective way to keep your air ducts and home’s air quality cleaner and healthier.
Now that you’ve realized the many benefits of making sure your home’s air ducts are clean, it’s time to take this positive action for your home and your health.
But if the idea of cleaning your home’s air ducts yourself is too intimidating, don’t let that fear stop you – have the pros come in and clean them for you.
Get in touch with us to find out how we inspect your air ducts, install UV lights and more to keep the air quality and health of your home the best it can be in 2017. You can get in touch with us, your South Louisiana HVAC experts, at (985) 892-7071 or visit our contact page.