The ducts in a home are far more important than most people give them credit for. They are responsible for the circulation of warm and cool air throughout the home, without which centralized climate control systems would not be able to function. Despite their importance, however, they are often neglected by homeowners. Most people believe that the ducts do not need any sort of professional attention, due to their simple design. This is untrue. In fact, if your ducts are not cleaned every couple of years, you could experience some substantial negative health effects. Read on to find out more.
Ducts and Contaminants
Millions upon millions of airborne contaminants can be found inside the average home, ranging from lung irritants to infectious agents. The reason you’re not sick and coughing all the time is because these contaminants are typically dispersed enough for your body to defend against them. However, contaminants tend to collect and build up in ducts that are not cleaned on a regular basis. Then, when you turn on your air conditioner or heater, a large amount of these contaminants are circulated throughout the house. It is this increased dosage of contaminants that makes it more likely for you to get sick or experience allergy attacks.
One of the best ways to increase your indoor air quality is to have your ducts professionally cleaned every couple of years. The ducts will either be vacuumed or brushed out, using specialized equipment that will remove the vast majority of contaminants. As long as you do this consistently, you never have to worry about your ducts decreasing your air quality and making you sick.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We offer duct cleaning throughout Santa Fe, NM.