Clean Your Air Ducts This Spring

Posted on May 23, 2019 by ANR Restoration

Your home is your sanctuary. You keep it clean and tidy to the best of your ability, but sometimes it just gets dirty anyway. Air duct cleaning is a really good way to keep your house clean for longer. Clean air is easier to breathe and also helps prevent dust accumulation and mold. This is especially important during the springtime. Here are some benefits to cleaning your air ducts.


As flowers bloom and animals stir, pollen and dirt become more abundant. These pollutants and other particles cling to your clothes and the bottoms of your shoes. So, when you come back inside from outside, all of it is dispersed in the air. Air ducts filter out these particles so that you're breathing in clean air. But after a while, even the air ducts contain too many particles. When your air isn't filtered as well, this can lead to allergies, colds, and other health concerns. This is why you need air duct cleaning on a regular basis. Don't let the filters become too clogged.


When we start to get hotter weather, humidity starts to build back up as well. You will probably spend more time outside, meaning that doors will open and close quite a bit. Humidity from outside then comes inside. Air ducts will start to grow mold if your house becomes humid. Mold spores from anywhere in your home that is sucked into the air duct will sprout, then contaminate the air that is blown throughout your home. Before putting your air conditioning on full blast, complete the task of air duct cleaning to avoid mold damage.


Let's say you don't want to do any air duct cleaning and you leave well enough alone. If you're lucky, you won't get mold damage. But all the particles in the air will still accumulate in the air ducts. The longer you wait, the more clogged these ducts will become. Your air conditioner will have to work harder and harder to cool down your house, pushing air out of a very clogged filter. You'll notice that your heating and cooling bill will steadily go up in price because of it. Blockages like this can also cause damage to the air duct itself if you wait long enough. And fixing or replacing air ducts can be costly.

Make air duct cleaning part of your spring cleaning to-do list. After a long winter, your house might feel a bit musty. Cleaning out filters will bring fresh air into your home. And you don't have to clean them up yourself. Call ANR Restoration today to set up an appointment at (812) 220-0671.