Happy TUESDAY! Another bonus post day because 1. I love ya and 2. I think this is a super important topic for homeowners everywhere. The last time I touched on a topic like this was my carpet cleaning post (if you haven’t read it yet, catch it here). The same day I had my carpets cleaned by the amazing Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs crew, I also had my air ducts cleaned. I had NO idea why I should be having this service performed prior to them coming over, and now it’s something I’ll make sure doesn’t fall behind. Let’s dive into why YOU should look into this service for yourself.
Air Duct Cleaning – Why You Need To Have It Done In Your Home!
This post is sponsored by Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
A quick recap about Sams in case you missed my carpet cleaning post:
Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs has been around since 1985 and provides services throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area. You have probably seen their large Sams Yellow Vans around town (I swear I see them every time I go out to run errands!). FUN FACT: Did you know that Sams offers a comprehensive list of services for your entire space? Their skilled and certified team provides: carpet cleaning, carpet repairs, tile and grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, upholstery cleaning, pet damage cleanup and repairs, fine rug and area rug cleaning, and 24 hour Water Damage Services. It’s amazing what all they do to get your interior environment in tip top shape. They are quick and efficient, and their team is EXTREMELY professional and fun to work with.
ABOUT AIR DUCT CLEANING:
MOST people are at least somewhat aware that indoor air pollution is something they should be concerned about – whether they are out and about or in their own home. Many companies now provide services that work to improve the quality of that indoor air you breathe. Duct cleaning typically refers to the cleaning of heating and cooling systems (air ducts + registers), grilles, diffusers, heat exchangers, cooling coils, drip pans, fan motors, fan housings and air handling units. Conditions of every home is different, so make sure you discuss exactly what needs to be done with the team of people providing this service to you!
Six reasons to get your air ducts cleaned ASAP:
To create a cleaner living environment.
Dust starts to settle in ductwork after only a few hours of not moving. Then, once the system powers up again – that nice collection of dust begins to move through the ducts. But because we want that air to come into our living space to either heat it up and or cool it down, that dust comes right along with it. It settles on your furniture, your floors, your bedding. If you remove the majority of that dust, you won’t have to battle nearly as much!
To improve your air quality.
Do you have family members that suffer from allergies? Respiratory conditions like asthma? General congestion? A cleaner living environment and better air quality helps reduce these conditions. Every time you take a deep breath of pollutants and dust, you risk a potential sneezing or coughing fit or risk impacting your sinuses or check congestion. Keeping your air ducts clean can make sure you are giving your family the best possibly air quality to breathe.
To reduce air irritants.
Think dust is all that’s hanging out in your air ducts? Think again. Especially if you have pets. Bacteria, seasonal pollen, mildew, pet dander…it all lives in your ducts and can impact that air you and your family are breathing. Cleaning your air ducts periodically can keep those microorganisms from circulation throughout your home.
To remove debris from your ducts.
There was a tennis ball, earrings, socks and a moldy packet of potpourri in my air ducts (none of which came from me or my husband, FYI). Talk about DISGUSTING. Luckily, we were able to swiftly remove the offending pieces from my duct work and I can rest assured nothing like that is going to end up in my duct work again. At least until Jack is old enough to start sticking matchbox cars down the air vents. 😉
To improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.’
Everything works better and more efficiently when it’s clean. It’s just a fact. Your systems can’t do their best work if they are covered in dirt and grime. When your system has to work harder to accomplish what it’s supposed to do, you may not be getting the cleanest air possible. A nice, clean system makes sure that your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work harder than they have to so you have the most cost-effective performance you can.
Air duct cleaning isn’t something a lot of people think about. In fact, some homes have NEVER had their air ducts cleaned. I’m not convinced mine had before Sams came in – and it’s a 20 year old home. Think about all the dust that had been collecting in there over the last two decades! I feel better knowing my little family is breathing cleaner and less dusty air in our home.
Contact Sams if you are in the St. Louis Metropolitan area by using any of the means below – and let them know I sent them your way!