Clean out the ducts for fall
September 11, 2017
The Seasons Changing
This Summer has been one for the record books in the mid-south this year. From a nice day that is sunny and 75 to the next day scratching near the 100s. This is just a classic example of weather in the South, and your homes have been alongside the whole time. Chances are that your ducts have acquired some gunk in the midst of the summer, and it is probably a good idea to have them cleaned before the next season hits. With the crisp air of the Fall arriving soon, this would be a great way to make sure everything is up to date in your home!
You asked. We have the answer.
- Air ducts naturally accumulate sizeable deposits of dust and other contaminants over a period of years.
- Dirt deposits can reduce the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system and even cause physical discomfort and illness by degrading the quality of air you breathe indoors.
- Dirt deposits in your air ducts actually act as food for organisms such as dust mites.
Contaminates build up inside the return ductwork. Traditional heating and cooling systems recirculate the air in a home via supply air ducts and return air ducts. Many homes have inefficient filters, which trap less than 10 percent of the particulate that is circulated in the system. If not trapped by the systems air filter, the particulate accumulates in the duct work and on the internal components of your furnace or fan coil.