For many people, springtime is synonymous with sniffling and sneezing due to pollen allergies. In addition to pollen that gets into your home through open windows or on your clothes or hair, your home could have other allergens. Dust and pet dander can contribute to year-round allergy symptoms and poor indoor air quality. Duct cleaning could improve your home’s indoor air quality this spring in these three ways.
Spring allergies are a problem for many people. Once the weather in Lubbock warms up, the trees start to release copious amounts of pollen. When you open a window, it gets into your home. Running your air conditioner on the fan-only function ensures that the outdoor air is filtered before reaching your living spaces. Duct cleaning removes any pollen that gets into your home through windows and doors. Cleaning or replacing the air filter every 30 to 90 days also improves indoor air quality.
When the layers of dust, dirt and debris are removed from your home’s air ducts, your living spaces will enjoy better air flow. The improved ventilation helps get rid of indoor air pollutants from painting, cooking or cleaning, explains the Department of Energy. The increased air flow also lowers humidity levels, which impedes the growth of mold and mildew. Drier conditions also decrease the dust mite population in your home.
Deter Mold Growth
Mold needs a surface where its spores can land and grow, and dusty or dirty air ducts provide an ideal spot. Duct cleaning services remove the dust and dirt. You may also have a chemical applied to the interior of your air ducts that interferes with the ability of mold to produce spores. This would prevent any new mold colonies from taking hold in your home.
For more information about how duct cleaning can improve your home’s indoor air quality this spring, visit JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s duct cleaning services page or give our office a call.