Why Summer Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

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It’s no surprise that we receive more calls and book more appointments during the summer. This is the season of peak HVAC use for combatting summer’s heat. This is the reason to schedule a summer air duct cleaning

The Importance of Summer Air Duct Cleaning

HVAC use often declines in households after winter and picks up again in summer. That is a whole season for dust and other particulates to accumulate in the air duct. This dust includes a lot of allergen particles like pollen, which is circulated into the home when you switch on the AC.

Even just a thin layer of dust is enough to impede airflow and force the HVAC to work harder. Aside from increasing power consumption, this also causes premature HVAC wear, such as a motor or compressor burnout.

How Dirty Is an Uncleaned Air Duct?

The dirtiness depends on the last time you scheduled an air duct cleaning, if ever. Americans spend about 60% to 90% of their time indoors, according to the American Lung Association. That means you’re breathing the air with its recirculating particles. 

How does this affect your health? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to 70% more polluted than outdoor air. Furthermore, a report from the American College of Allergists state that roughly 50% of all illnesses are related to indoor air.

We suggest a cleaning if more than two years has elapsed since the last cleaning. You can see how dirty the duct is by opening a vent and snapping a picture. A black colored interior means a cleaning is in order.

Clean Your Home This Summer

When we say clean your home, we mean a functional cleaning that improves occupant health and safety. Call Aurora Edmonds Furnace Cleaning and schedule an air duct, dryer vent, and furnace cleaning. Summer air duct cleaning is especially important for eliminating allergens.

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