Hands extended to the outside of an air duct.

Spring cleaning has more than one origin story. For example, it traces all the way back more than 3,000 years as part of the Persian new year in which everything in a house gets thoroughly cleaned.

Regardless of where it started, nowadays we continue this tradition by willing ourselves to awaken from our winter slumber and give our homes a deeper clean than usual. Spring cleaning includes the parts of your home that you see, but it also includes the areas that you don’t see. Those nooks and crannies that get ignored. Instead of sweeping under the rug, you feel inclined to actually shake out the rug, that sort of thing.

With this in mind, we encourage you to include duct cleaning services on your spring cleaning checklist. The good news is that you don’t have to perform this task yourself. In fact, unless you are an HVAC professional, we highly implore you not to take on air duct cleaning because it takes experience and skill to manage this job efficiently and effectively.

Let’s begin by understanding the importance of your air ducts.

What is an air duct?

Ducts are an important part of an HVAC system. These conduits facilitate the delivery and removal of air throughout a home or property. This includes air to heat, cool, and ventilate each room.

What are the benefits of cleaning air ducts?

Clean air ducts enable you to:

  • Refresh the quality of the air you breathe. You already know that your ducts are responsible for moving air throughout your property. You want to make sure this air is fresh and clean. Unfortunately, mold, fungi, bacteria, dust, and other contaminants that accumulate in your ducts become a part of the air that circulates. This means you, your family, pets, and visitors breathe in these contaminants. That results in aggravated sinuses, asthma, and other potential health concerns. Clean ducts mean clean air.
  • Ensure your HVAC system operates effectively. High buildup of dust and contaminants impedes the efficiency of your system. Keep your system running smoothly and experience lower energy bills—particularly in the winter and summer months when your HVAC is in overdrive.
  • Extend the life of your HVAC system. The accumulation of dirt and other contaminants puts a strain on your system. The more buildup that occurs, the more overloaded your HVAC system gets. Keep your system in top shape with regular cleanings that extend the life of your system and reduce the need for costly repairs.

Turn to Green Home Solutions for duct cleaning services this spring, or any time of year. These services are available for both residential and commercial properties. We also offer mold testing and removal when you suspect you have a mold problem. Contact us to schedule your appointment!