The air ducts in your Pelham, AL home’s HVAC system allow warm or cool air to circulate throughout the home. This is great for efficient heating and cooling purposes, but not so great if pollutants within the air ducts are being circulated along with the air. In order to keep your home air quality at its highest level, air duct cleaning should be a normal part of your spring HVAC maintenance routine.

Health Concerns

Air ducts can trap a variety of particles that get released and recirculated on average 5 to 7 times per day. Dust, pet dander, and pollen are commonly found within air ducts, and these can create a health hazard for people with allergies or asthma. Toxic particles like bacteria, viruses, and other microbes can also be circulated through a home as a result of dirty air ducts. For your family’s health, having your air ducts cleaned by an HVAC services professional just makes sense.

Remove Unpleasant Odors

Some particles trap odors, and these can often lodge themselves within ducts. Food preparation, organic growth, pets, and smoking can all cause foul odors within dirty air ducts. And of course, each time your HVAC system turns on, it circulates these odors throughout your house. A thorough air duct cleaning will nearly always result in a fresher-smelling home.

Energy Savings

In extreme cases, a heavy buildup of dust, dirt, and cobwebs can restrict the airflow through your HVAC system. When this happens, the system must work harder to recirculate air through the ducts, and energy efficiency is reduced. Additionally, the combination of working harder and exposure to recirculated particulates can shorten the working life of your blower. Clean air ducts can keep your HVAC system running longer.

Air duct cleaning is a great way to achieve a healthier and more energy-efficient home. To find out more about duct cleaning and our other HVAC services, check out One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating online or call (205) 690-4145.