If your home no longer feels comfortable due to dust, you might want to check your duct-work. We devote quite a bit of our time trying to keep our furniture and other surfaces in our home. Doing your best to eliminate dust that can be seen may seem like enough, but what about the dust is out of sight? No, not the dust under your sofa or on top of your cabinets. We are referring to the debris that is located in the duct-work of your home. Even though the ducts are located within your walls, inside your ceilings, or beneath your home in the crawlspace, they can still collect dust. As time passes and this dust builds up, your home can begin to feel uncomfortable as the dust becomes almost unmanageable. The following with show you the impact dirty duct-work has on your home and how you can handle it before the issue gets out of control.
How Dust and Debris Builds Up in Your Duct-work
Because you cannot see inside your ducts, it is easy to forget that they become filled with dust and airborne debris. While this does take time to occur, you will notice a difference. Not only will it seem next to impossible to keep the surfaces of your home free of dust, the buildup will begin to impact your indoor air quality and your ability to keep your home cool or warm depending on the seasonal settings of your HVAC. How do dust, dirt, and airborne debris make their way into your duct-work? Your air filter does its best to retain the majority of the dust and debris prior to entering the HVAC system, small particles are still able to sneak through. Debris may also find its way into your ducts through tiny holes and breaks that are designed to allow air leaks. Either way, there is a solution.
How Dirt Impacts Your Home
While you might not think molecular pieces of airborne debris in your duct-work can affect your home, they can make your home feel uncomfortable. Here are three signs that are evidence of dusty ducts.
- Allergies and/o Respiratory Problems Worsen – A build of dust and debris in your duct-work will eventually be blown into your home anytime you turn on your HVAC. Debris like dirt, dust, and fur will be blown into your home and often trigger allergies.
- Is Your Airflow Reduced? – Just a small amount of dust can reduce the air quality in your home. It can also reduce the airflow that is going into your home. Pay attention and if you recognize that the air coming out of your vents or there is obvious dust coming out of your vents, your ducts probably need to be cleaned.
- Is Your Skin Irritated? – If your skin feels drier than usual or begins to feel itchy. Your ducts will likely need to be cleaned out to improve your home’s air quality.
Phoenix Can Help With Indoor Air Quality Problems
Phoenix Comfort provides a wide range of indoor air quality systems including humidifiers, air cleaners, ventilators, ultraviolet lamps, and carbon monoxide detectors that keep your living and working spaces clean.
Our Air Quality Solutions
- Home Air Purifiers
- Furnace or Heat Pump Humidifiers
- Home Ventilation Systems
- Central Dehumidifiers
- Programmable Thermostats
- Zone Control Systems
- Whole Home Duct Cleaning
Phoenix Comfort Systems can help you fix all of these problems quickly and efficiently. Call a pro! Call Phoenix Comfort Systems!
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