Believe it or not, there is actually some debate as to whether or not you need to be concerned about keeping the air ducts in your home (or business!) clean. For most of us, our common sense tells us yes; clean is good, dirt is bad. But research has, evidently, concluded that cleaning your air ducts has no real health benefits. And while it’s difficult to argue with facts that are backed up by scientific findings, there are plenty of other obvious benefits to keeping your ducts spotless just like the rest of your home.
Even though it’s not scientifically proven, regular air duct cleaning has made a significant difference for some, and is recommended on WebMD for easing indoor allergies. Think about it logically: if there is dust on the table, there is dust in the air. The air is cycled through each room, dust and all, building up in the ducts gradually. It makes sense that you would want to keep them free of all those irritating particles, right?
Another problem with this gradual clogging of dust in the air ducts is that it doesn’t allow as much air through. If these airways are clear and functioning properly, you won’t need to use it as much in the summer because it working more efficiently. All this adds up to less money spent on air conditioning and heating each year!
So is it worth it to have your air ducts cleaned? Absolutely. Protect your family from harmful particles in the air and spend less money. But make sure your ducts are maintained by a professional! Haphazard cleaning could potentially kick up a lot more debris, which will be released throughout your home, causing more harm than good. Make sure and call us at T&Z to have one of our professional, trusted handymen clean your air ducts at least twice a year!