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When is the last time you had a thorough air duct cleaning? Air ducts are responsible for circulating air from your heating and cooling system, spreading it to each room throughout your home, and keeping you comfortable all year round. This air fills your living spaces. This is the air that you and your family breathe. As such, you want it as clean as possible.

You can accomplish this through a thorough air duct cleaning, which removes dust, mold, and other debris trapped in the air duct system. Using heavy-duty vacuums, a professional duct cleaner will remove all those harmful, odor-causing elements in your ducts and stop them from circulating in your home. This includes cleaning the supply and return ducts, in addition to, the diffusers and registers located throughout the rooms of the home.

If you are thinking about having your air ducts cleaned, here are a few duct-cleaning benefits that you may not know.

1) Cleaner Air for Your Living Spaces

With professional cleaning, your air ducts will be completely cleared of dust that accumulates within the system. When dust accumulates, your HVAC system will ultimately circulate it throughout your living spaces, affecting the quality of air in your home. Dust settles on furniture, bed, dishes – pretty much anything that is not sealed in a bag or box – and then you end up breathing it in. A thorough air duct cleaning reduces the amount of dusting you will need to do around the home, as well.

2) Improved Air Flow with Air Duct Cleaning

As dust, mold, contaminants, and other debris accumulate in air ducts, they block the system’s incoming/outgoing airflow. Clean air ducts allow larger volumes of clean air to circulate throughout the home. This air is also more likely to maintain its temperature over extended periods, which provides less strain on your HVAC system. Consequently, this will lower the cost of utility bills. You can save on your energy dollars because a clean system can operate at peak efficiency and provide the most cost-effective performance.

3) Reduces Allergens and Irritants in the Air

Beyond dust, your air ducts can accumulate other harmful contaminants, such as mold spores, bacteria, pollen, mildew, and pet dander. These contaminants put allergens and irritants into the air, affecting people who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Even among healthy individuals, allergens and irritants entering the nose and lungs can trigger sneezing and coughing, as well as sinus and bronchial problems. Cleaning your air duct system promotes healthier living. When you have unclean ducts, the bad air in your home will keep circulating.

4) Removes Unpleasant Smells and Odors

Have you ever left your home for a few days, whether for vacation or a business trip and come back to notice an unpleasant odor? That is exactly what others first notice when they come into your home. Because you live there, you have likely grown accustomed to your house smells. Every time you turn on your air system, you are just pushing all those odors throughout the house.  An air duct cleaning will get rid of those bad household odor particles, leaving you with a better smelling home.

Are you looking for professional air duct cleaning? Contact the expert home cleaners at ServiceMaster today! With a wide variety of professional service offerings, we are the premier provider of HVAC cleaning in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area – find out why by getting in touch with our dedicated team today!

Get in Touch! Contact ServiceMaster of Minneapolis today by calling (612) 354-5466 or filling out a form on our contact page. We are here whenever you need help cleaning your residential air duct system– get in touch now!

This is an updated version of a blog originally posted on May 18, 2018.  You can read the original here.