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3 Reasons It Might Be Time to Clean Those Cobwebs Out of Your Air Ducts

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Learn why indoor air quality is even more important than you might think.

No matter the time of year, indoor air quality is always important. Everything from allergy season to fireplace usage and home renovations can increase the levels of harmful indoor air pollutants. If you’ve begun to notice moldy or chemical-based smells in the home, it could be a sign that the quality of your air has fallen.

Luckily, something as simple as getting your air ducts cleaned can remedy the problem. Keep reading for three chief reasons you should look into clearing out the airways in your house.

#1. Air Quality Affects Your Health

In offices, employee efficiency declines noticeably when the air circulating isn’t a suitable quality. In schools, poor indoor air has even led to worsening student performance and overall health.

For people living with very young or elderly family members, indoor pollutants can be a serious problem. People with weaker respiratory systems can get sick, and individuals with asthma could face severe complications over time.

#2. Bad Indoor Air Means Higher Utility Costs

Your HVAC system is regularly forced to deal with dirt, allergens, dust, chemicals, dander, and more. Over time, these and other contaminants accumulate in your ductwork and force the system to work harder to push air through.

Cleaning out the air vents will not only improve your air quality, but it will also lighten the monthly energy bills.

#3. Improved Air Quality Can Translate to a Longer HVAC Life-Span

Taking better care of your system’s ducts will help lower utility costs, but the savings go beyond that. HVAC systems and their components are very expensive, and if dirty vents are forcing yours to work harder, it won’t last you as long as you’d hope.

For more insights into how you can improve indoor air quality, or learn about ductwork cleaning, contact the experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling now.

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