As the days begin to get shorter and cooler, it’s time to start tackling those end-of-summer home maintenance tasks. One task you shouldn’t put off is duct cleaning. The team at Getzschman has put together three reasons why the end of summer is the perfect time to have your ducts professionally cleaned.
Winter Means Less Air Circulation
In the summer, you may not notice how dirty and stagnant the air has become because you, most likely, have the windows open frequently allowing fresh air inside. As the temperatures drop, your house will be closed off. This means your furnace system will be circulating the same air through your home all winter. This is the biggest reason we recommend end-of-summer duct cleaning: so that your family can spend the fall and winter with fresh, clean air circulating throughout your home.
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Summer Air = Dirty Air
In the summer, kids and pets track in tons of dirt, dust (and dust mites), pollen, and other allergens and debris from outside. These unpleasant pollutants get into your ducts and blow around your home every time the furnace kicks on, leading to lower indoor air quality. Getting all of this dust and dirt cleaned out of your ducts will help your furnace work more efficiently, potentially lowering your heating bills this winter.
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Clean Ducts Are Important for Your Family’s Health
If anyone in your family has asthma or allergies, regular duct cleaning is even more important. Cleaning your ducts removes common irritants like dust particles, pet hair, pollen, dander, and even mold and mildew. You may notice a sharp decline in watery eyes, stuffy noses, and respiratory symptoms once your ducts have been cleaned.