The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that the average U.S. resident spends 93 percent of their life indoors. Breathing quality indoor air, therefore, is vital for maintaining optimal health. Clean air helps prevent many environmental health hazards, such as asthma.
On top of that, it promotes better sleep. Airborne allergens can affect sleep quality, resulting in sleep-disorder breathing issues, such as sleep apnea. When you have quality indoor air, you won’t have to worry about respiratory problems.
If your goal is to maintain good indoor air at your home or business, you’ll need to keep your air ducts clean.
What is Air duct cleaning?
This process involves the clearing of debris from various cooling and heating components of forced air systems, including:
- Supply and return registers and air ducts
- Diffusers and grilles
- Condensate drain pans or drip pans
- Heating and cooling coils
- Fan housing
- Fan motor
- Air handling unit housing
Experts recommend cleaning the air ducts every few years to dislodge the dust and other stubborn debris in your HVAC system. Frequent duct cleaning (every few months or so) is encouraged if you:
- Have indoor pets
- Are sensitive to indoor air quality
- Have occupants (family members, office workers, etc.) who have respiratory issues
- Have recently renovated your home or business