Forget to clean your nightstand for a few weeks and the layer of dust that will accumulate will not only be noticeable, it will be unhealthy, as well. Forget to have your air ducts cleaned regularly and… Well, you get the picture.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air has been found to be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. Allergies, asthma and respiratory problems can be directly attributed to the air you're breathing in your home. Mold needs moisture, dust and a surface to grow on in order to survive. Cleaning your air ducts on a regular basis will reduce the chances of mold growth. Better Health Magazine states “1 out of 6 people who suffer from allergies do so as a result of the fungi and bacteria in the air duct systems.”
Not only does the air from dirty ducts affect your health, but it affects your wallet, as well. Having clean and efficient air ducts will lower the cost to cool or heat your home. The Department of Energy notes that 25% to 40% of the energy used by your air conditioning is wasted, costing at least $300 per year.
If you’ve got dirty air ducts in your home, you are a victim of:
- Allergies, asthma, respiratory problems
- Mold growth and harmful bacteria
- Higher utility bills