Prepare Your Home in Advance for Holiday Guests
The holidays are quickly approaching! It's time to start planning for parties and family gatherings. Planning for gatherings in your home goes deeper than cleaning and decorating all the spaces people see when they arrive. In a residential home, the air connects through duct systems that circulate air from one room to another. Over time your ductwork can accumulate dirt, pet dander, dust and debris, and various contaminants that recirculate around your home multiple times per day. Our airtight homes are designed to keep the heat in when using the heating system and the cold in when using air conditioning. Unfortunately, that airtight design means any contaminants in the duct system are trapped inside and circulated throughout the house, contributing to health problems, odors, and poor air quality. Cleaning your ducts before the holidays is a good idea for you and your guests.
Improve System Efficiency & Potentially Lower Energy Costs
Cleaning the duct system is one regular home maintenance task with potentially big payoffs. Routine maintenance on your HVAC system, including duct cleaning, can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system and keep it running as long as possible. Maximizing your home's HVAC efficiency can lead to lower energy costs.
Battling dust seems to be a never-ending problem when cleaning your home. Dirty air ducts can push dust through the return air, causing more dust to float around your home. Scheduling an air duct cleaning is a proactive step toward decreasing the dust floating around your home.
Regular maintenance to clean your air ducts can help eliminate unwanted odors such as pet or smoke smells from your home. Odors flowing in from your air ducts may happen for many different reasons, such as pet dander collecting on duct surfaces or food smells from cooking. If you notice a musty smell, it may indicate mold. When a musty odor is present, it is crucial to schedule a professional inspection. Mold can cause many harmful health issues and can also damage your home.
Improve Air Quality for Your Guests
Cleaning air ducts and checking your HVAC ventilation system can improve air quality in your home for your family and guests. Indoor air pollution can come from furniture and gas stoves—pets, everyday living, and bringing outdoor pollutants into your home on shoes or clothing. There are many ways contaminants and debris make their way into your home and then become circulated (unseen) through the HVAC system airflow. Keep your indoor air quality (IAQ) as clean as possible with regular HVAC maintenance and air duct cleaning when needed.
Give yourself, your family, and your guests an immunity boost with cleaner air. Exposure to household air pollutants can decrease flu-like symptoms and adverse health risks. Symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, or asthmatic symptoms may improve with improved household air quality.
Supplement Air Duct Cleaning with These Steps
After cleaning your air ducts, you want to do everything possible to keep your home air quality as clean as possible. Here are a few ways to limit the dust and dirt that finds a way into your home.
- Using Door Mats
- Regular cleaning of drapes and window treatments
- Wet dusting instead of dry dusting
- Vacuum often
- Change the air filter regularly
Hire a professional for air duct cleaning before the holiday season! Contact Advantaclean today for a high-quality duct cleaning service. We also offer many other services and are available 24/7 for emergencies.