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How Duct Cleaning Improves Indoor Air Quality

If you’ve been considering your home’s indoor air quality, you may be thinking about ways to make improvements. Sure, you can invest in an air purifier, but before you do that you need to make sure that the inside of your air conditioner is clean. 

Otherwise, existing dust and dirt will just continue to blow back into your home. Duct cleaning in Brandon, MS, is a great first step toward better indoor air quality. You can keep reading to learn more about how duct cleaning can benefit your home and improve your indoor air quality.

Reduce Dust and Dirt

The number one reason to schedule a duct cleaning service is to get rid of dust and dirt that have slowly built up over months or years. Even though your AC has an air filter that helps to prevent dust and dirt from getting inside, it’s inevitable that some particles get in. As they blow through the system, they wind up in the ductwork where they can build up and then blow back into your home with each cooling cycle.

Germs and bacteria latch onto dust and dirt particles, making it more likely that you get sick or suffer from allergy symptoms. When you eliminate this dust and dirt, you reduce the likelihood of getting sick. And if your ducts are particularly dirty, our team can also sanitize the surfaces.

Improve Airflow

You may not think that tiny dust or dirt particles have that big of an impact on airflow, but they really do. Every time air blows through your ductwork, the dust and dirt stirs up and mixes with the airflow. These tiny disturbances can slow the airflow down and prevent it from making it all the way into your home. 

This means that the conditioned air you’re paying to cool is getting trapped inside your ductwork. But without a buildup of particles to interfere, airflow is more streamlined so that the cool air can make it all the way into the rooms of your home. As an added bonus, duct cleaning can save you money on your energy bills. When cool air gets trapped in your ducts, the air conditioner has to work harder to cool your home down, ultimately using more energy. 

Identify Problems

A duct cleaning appointment is also an opportunity for us to take a closer look at the seals around your individual ductwork pieces. Over time the seals can wear down and cause gaps and holes. Cool air escapes and dust and dirt get in. Cleaning your ductwork is great, but it can only do so much if dust and dirt are still able to get in again after our service team leaves. 

During a duct cleaning appointment, we can identify and fix any holes that we notice. We can even pressurize your ductwork system to find exactly where air is escaping if holes are not obvious. By repairing your ducts you are investing in the future indoor air quality of your home. 

Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating today to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services including duct cleaning.

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