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Tuesday 29 January 2019

What’s in Your Air Ducts?

Posted by at 3:00 PM

Years and years of living in the same house can lead to all sorts of things accumulating in your air ducts. It's something we don't think about cleaning regularly, so by the time you do end up having anair duct cleaning, so much has already built up. You may be wondering what exactly is in your air ducts. Here are some common accumulations.


Probably the most common accumulation is dust. So much happens in your home, and people are constantly going in and out of your house, so dust is bound to be brought in from the outside. It also accumulates on surfaces. Whether you brush the dust off of a table or bring it in on your clothing and shoes, the dust will linger in the air and eventually be sucked into the air duct. Over time, the excess dust in your air duct will affect the quality of the air you breathe. A good air duct cleaning will clear the duct of any dust and help you breathe easier.


Speaking of what you bring inside, pollen also accumulates in your air ducts, along with other allergens like pet hair. Vacuuming and cleaning regular can mitigate some of the accumulation, but you will still have allergens that end up in your air ducts. Customers who discover their allergy or asthma symptoms worsening usually find that their air ducts are part of the problem. Air duct cleaning can help with allergy and asthma symptoms.


Think about everything you do in your home – from cooking to cleaning and just living in your space. Particles from your food, your cleaning supplies, and anything else you introduce into your home and the air you breathe will end up in your air ducts eventually. Not having an air duct cleaning can lead to blockages in your air ducts that can cause higher electricity bills. These blockages make it harder for air to move freely in your home, meaning that the harder that the unit has to work, the more you pay to heat up or cool down your house. If your electric bill is higher than normal, you'll want to check your air ducts.


Finally, even mold can end up in your air ducts. Mold spores that come into contact with moisture spread quickly and can contaminate not just your air ducts, but the very air you breathe. Symptoms of mold contamination include frequent headaches and dizziness. Especially if you live in an older home, you want to check your air ducts for mold contamination. It's also a good idea to check your air ducts if you find mold anywhere else in your home. It can be an easy thing to forget to check, and if there is mold in the air ducts, it could be bad for your health.

All of these accumulations will eventually clog your air ducts. That is why we recommend hiring a professional cleaning service for your air duct cleaning needs. ANR Restoration is a professional cleaning service that can come clean your air ducts as well as perform a number of other cleaning services including carpets and mold removal. Give us a call today at (812) 220-0671 to set up your appointment.