This blog has been updated.  Click here to see the updated version, posted on December 29, 2020.

Air ducts are responsible for circulating the air from your heating and cooling system, spreading it to each room throughout your home and keeping you comfortable all year round. This is the air that fills your living spaces, and the air that you and your family breathe. As such, it should be 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 system. Using heavy-duty vacuums, a professional duct cleaner will suck up all those harmful, odor-causing elements in your ducts to stop it from re-circulating in your house. This includes cleaning the supply and return ducts, in addition to the diffusers and registers located throughout the rooms of the home.

If you’re thinking about having your air ducts cleaned, here are a few duct cleaning benefits of the process 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. All of that dust settles on things such as furniture, bed, dishes – pretty much anything that’s 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’ll need to do around the home, as well.

2) Improved Air Flow

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

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, otherwise the bad air in your home will keep recirculating.

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’s what other people smell when they come to your home. Because you live there, you’ve likely to grow accustomed to however your house smells. Every time you turn on your air system, you’re just pushing all of 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’re 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’re here whenever you need help cleaning your residential air duct system– get in touch now!