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Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned This Winter

Winter is heralded by more than cold weather. Instances of illnesses like the flu rise dramatically during winter, for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is dirty air ducts. While it may sound counterintuitive, the state of your air ducts actually has a sizeable impact on health throughout your household. Read on to find out how your air ducts can affect you, and how air duct cleaning can improve your health.

Airborne Contaminants

The air in the average home is full of millions of airborne contaminants, including dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. Every time you take a breath, you are exposing your body to these contaminants. Normally, this isn’t an issue because the contaminants are too widely dispersed to get a foothold in your body. All of that changes if you don’t clean your air ducts, though.

Air Ducts

The air ducts in your home serve as both a haven and transport network for airborne contaminants. Contaminants tend to become trapped in the ducts, and build up over time. When you turn on a forced air system, like a heater, you circulate all of those contaminants around the house at once. The concentrated blast of airborne contaminants makes it far more likely that you’ll become infected with something.

Cleaning out your air ducts helps remove all of those airborne contaminants from your home, improving your chances of making it through the winter without getting sick. That is why you should have your air ducts cleaned at least once a year.

If you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned out in at least a year, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We offer a full range of air duct cleaning services throughout Los Alamos, NM

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