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Why Is Ductwork Maintenance Important For Clean Indoor Air?

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Have you ever thought about the state of your home’s air ducts? Most people don’t until something is wrong with them and they malfunction or stop working. Ductwork maintenance is actually an important part of keeping your home clean and free of harmful particles that can be breathed in and possibly cause potential health problems.

What Is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air ducts are a device that traps moving particles that get into your home so they aren’t breathed in or consumed through food or water. People with asthma may be more susceptible to these particles than others, but it’s not a good idea for anyone to breathe contaminated air for an extended period of time. While respiratory issues can’t be exclusively blamed on clogged or dirty air ducts (there are many factors that contribute to such health conditions), air ducts can certainly be a factor in preventing or causing them. Many maintenance companies offer ductwork maintenance as part of their home services.

When To Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

It’s a good idea to have ductwork maintenance done regularly, but many homeowners get distracted and forget, what with all the other upkeep involved in keeping appliances running smoothly. But there are some circumstances in which air ducts cannot be ignored, such as:

  • When visible mold is present in the heating or cooling system (especially if they aren’t visible without an inspection)
  • If you find vermin or other pests in your home
  • If the insulation gets wet and can’t be effectively cleaned
  • If someone in your household has worsened allergy symptoms, asthma attacks, or other unexplained illnesses

These conditions can be caused by a number of circumstances, which are also important to address in addition to cleaning or replacing the damaged air ducts. Otherwise, the mold or dampness will continue to occur, costing more money in the long run.

How To Keep Your Air Ducts Clean For Longer

While it’s a good idea to have your air ducts inspected and cleaned regularly, you can keep them in good condition for a long time with the following maintenance tips:

  • Keep dirt from entering the system in the first place with high-quality air filters on your HVAC system
  • Change your air filters regularly
  • Keep your HVAC cooling coils and drain pans clean
  • Regularly dust and vacuum your home, especially if you have shedding pets
  • Seal off supply and return registers if you’re having renovations done to protect your HVAC system from excess dust and debris (and clean up any residual dust or debris from the renovated area)

Ductwork Maintenance And More In South Florida

Looking for an insured and reliable air conditioning company in South Florida? Look no further than Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric. We have proudly served the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties in South Florida since 1983. Our services not only include ductwork maintenance, but also AC installation and repairs (a necessity for Florida residents!), electrical repairs, and much more.

For questions, a quote, or to make an appointment, call us today at 1-800-475-1504.


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