Here are some facts that you should be aware of as you consider having your air ducts cleaned:
In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living.
40,000 dust mites can thrive in only one ounce of dust.
Whole colonies of over 10 million dust mites can live deep inside your ducts and carpets right now- they are there even though you can't see them.
Dust mites frequently cause allergies and asthma. Their waste is a major contributor to the dirt in your air ducts.
Contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust and chemicals are re-circulated through your heating and cooling system on average of 5 to 7 times a day. This re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in your duct work.
Contaminants in your heating and cooling system cause your system to work harder and shortens the life of your system (although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use). When your system is clean, it doesn't have to work as hard, less energy is then used leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
In addition, there are many other reasons to consider having your air ducts cleaned, some of which include
To eliminate the amount of dust in the home
To restore the home after a fire or water damage
To reduce the possibility of a home fire
To eliminate musty oders
To save money on future repairs
When is a good time to have your air ducts cleaned?
Moving into a used, new or vacant home
Home improvements or remodeling
Strange odors coming from duct system
Lots of Dust
Irritation of allergies and/or asthma conditions
Don't forget about your dryer vent, too!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that 15,000 dryer fires occur each year due to obstructed air flow due to lint build-up in consumer clothes dryers. It is recommended the average family have their dryer vents professionally cleaned approximately two times a year.
A+ Air Care, LLC serves Baton Rouge, New Orleans and surrounding parishes