Why Should your air ducts be cleaned before winter?

We are at the end of summer and this beautiful season has left us a lot of dust and allergens in the air ducts. So how can we protect ourselves against the allergies that all these particles could cause?Having your air ducts cleaned is an important step to having clean air.

Not only will you save energy costs, but you will also have a healthier home. Here are some advantages that will convince you of the usefulness of cleaning your air ducts.


1. Air duct cleaning protects your health


Winter is often conducive to respiratory diseases. The lack of humidity in homes, during the cold season, often leads to a dry nose that makes your body more vulnerable to allergens, viruses and other irritants.
Of course, this makes your immune system more susceptible to colds and some intestinal diseases. That's why it's so important that your house has as little dust as possible.

To achieve this, cleaning your air ducts will ensure you that have a clean and healthy home where fresh air can circulate.



2. Clean air ducts save energy and money



Be sure to maintain your system each fall, if possible. Does dust accumulate in your ducts? If this is the case, be aware that it takes much more energy to heat or cool your home. This means a considerable increase in costs.

If you have them cleaned, your air ducts will operate fully while consuming less energy.



3. Clean air ducts keep your house clean



Have you ever seen a thin layer of dust all over the house, even after cleaning it? If your answer to this question is affirmative, cleaning your air ducts could be the solution. You will reduce your time spent cleaning the house because you will have removed the dust that circulates through the air ducts and into your home.



4. Extend the life of your heating/cooling system



Often, faults appear in heating and cooling systems because of dust and dirt. Poorly maintained, it works harder to heat or cool your house. Consequently, this situation could lead to the breakage of parts that can be expensive.

You can, however, prevent this by investing in a duct cleaning service.




5. Air duct cleaning can prevent fires



This may seem odd to you, but have you thought that most of the furniture is made of a somewhat fleecy fabric which, accumulated in the ventilation ducts, can ignite? If this fabric residue stays in the ducts, it can heat up and cause a fire that spreads quickly to everything else.

To prevent this situation it's a good idea to get your air ducts cleaned.



In conclusion



Cleaning your ventilation ducts should not be an option, but an obligation. This will protect your health, keep your home cleaner, save money and energy, lengthen the life of your equipment, and ultimately help prevent the risk of fires.

Isn't this the type of environment that we would like to live in? For more details on our air duct cleaning services, contact Valpro!