Autumn is finally here! The change of the seasons not only brings cooler weather, pumpkin carving, and football, but it also provides a new set of housekeeping tasks for homes. Raking leaves, cleaning gutters, and sweeping chimneys are all necessary tasks. If cleaning your home’s air ducts has been on your to-do list for a while, here are a few reasons why the fall season is the best time of year to do it.
Improved Indoor air quality
The average person spends nearly 90% of their time indoors, according to the EPA, and with colder weather on the coming, we’ll soon be cuddled indoors beneath blankets, windows closed, and the heat or fireplace on. Dust, soot, dander, and other indoor air pollutants accumulate in our home’s air ducts over time and are then recirculated throughout the house whenever the furnace is turned on. By having your air ducts cleaned in the fall, you can ensure that you and your family aren’t breathing in pollutants throughout winter. This is especially important as flu season approaches.
Energy efficiency and cost-cutting measures have improved.
When your air ducts are dirty, your HVAC system has to work harder to maintain the temperature set on your thermostat. By cleaning your home’s air ducts in the fall, you’re preparing your system for full-time use in the winter. As a result, you will benefit from improved energy efficiency and save money on your electric bill.
Allergy symptoms should be minimized.
Summer may be over, but your allergy problems are far from over. To avoid a flare-up in their symptoms, allergy sufferers should take extra precautions throughout the autumn season. Less sunlight and lower temperatures encourage the growth of mold and fungus, particularly on decaying plants and heaps of leaves, which can possibly penetrate homes through the air ducts and create a range of health concerns. Fortunately, air duct cleaning can detect the presence of mold and other potential hazards inside your system.
Schedule an appointment for duct cleaning service, performed by our trained heating and cooling professionals – contact us today!