When the HVAC system runs in your Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home, the heated and cooled air moves through ducts before coming through the vents to provide a comfortable indoor atmosphere. The air in your home often contains all types of contaminants, including dust, pollen, pet hair, dander, and other debris, which can be left behind in the ducts. Regular duct cleaning is the best way to make sure these contaminants don’t wreak havoc on your HVAC and your health.

Remove Dirt and Debris

The main reason to bring in a professional to clean out your ducts regularly is to remove the dirt and debris that builds up over time. Since the ducts are hidden in the attic and between the floors of your home, the only way to clean them is to use a high-powered vacuum system that can pull out the trapped debris. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing problems, dirty air can become a serious issue that triggers symptoms like congestion, headaches, sore throats, and eye irritation.

Indoor Air Quality

The quality of the air you breathe in your home can impact how you feel. Poor indoor air quality is a problem, especially since many of us spend so much time indoors. Without regular cleaning, your ducts can harbor all types of allergens, including pet dander, pollen, and even spores of biological growth that can cause significant reactions in those who suffer from allergies. If you have poor indoor air quality, you may notice that your symptoms seem to lessen when you leave the home.

Improved Efficiency

Another benefit of regular duct cleaning is improved efficiency in your HVAC system. When the ducts are coated with debris, the system has to work harder to move the air, which wastes energy. As a result, your monthly bills will start to rise. Poor efficiency can also impact the components in the system, requiring more frequent repairs.

Protect your indoor air quality with duct cleaning by our technicians at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Baton Rouge, available at (225) 320-4162