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Preparing for My Dream Home

My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


Preparing for My Dream Home

Benefits Of Cleaning Your Air Ducts

by Rita Richardson

Air ducts direct warm or cold air into and out of your home. However, dirt and debris may accumulate in your duct system over time, calling for air duct cleaning. Here are the pros of implementing duct cleaning solutions.

Air Quality

If your air ducts are dirty, air may carry dust or chemical particles. These foreign particles may contaminate the air, lowering its quality. Remember that inhaling contaminated air may cause health issues. For instance, you may inhale mold spores, pet fur, or dust from contaminated air. 

This may trigger allergic reactions, whose symptoms may include eye reddening, skin irritation, or coughing. Fortunately, air duct cleaning eliminates contaminants from your ducts. Therefore, clean air doesn't get contaminated as it passes through your ducts, which improves indoor air quality.


Leakages around your air ducts may cause excess moisture inside the ducts. The excess moisture may result in mold growth. Molds usually produce a musty smell. So, your ducts may supply stale air in your home, which may lower indoor comfort. Also, rodents may leave their droppings, which may be foul-smelling in your air ducts. Air duct cleaning may entail the removal of molds, pest droppings, and decomposing debris, preventing a musty smell in your house.


Foreign objects inside your ducts may cause blockage of the air supply channels, impeding airflow. This may cause some areas in your home to be warmer or cooler than others. Additionally, duct blockage may cause your heater or air conditioning system to strain and consume more energy. Therefore, you may spend more on power bills. Duct cleaning services remove foreign debris in your ducts, preventing blockage. This increases your duct system's efficiency, saving energy.


Dirty ductwork may cause you to overwork your heater to achieve the level of cooling or heating your desire in your home. Nonetheless, when your systems strain, this increases the risk of breakdown. So, you may need to repair your heater or AC frequently. Sometimes, severe system damage may warrant a replacement, which is costly. Duct cleaning ensures optimal performance of your heating and cooling units, which lowers the risks of damage. This increases your system's lifespan, which helps you avoid heater or AC repair or replacement costs.

Air duct cleaning can improve air quality and duct system efficiency, increase your heater's or air conditioner's longevity, and ensure indoor freshness. Consider hiring a duct cleaning company to realize these benefits.