When you think of the phrase “home safety,” you may think of an alarm system or perhaps a carbon monoxide detector—but one of the other important aspects of a safe home environment is indoor air quality (IAQ).

Regularly changing your HVAC air filter is a good first step in improving your home’s IAQ; however, there’s more to it than that. The best way to remove dust, toxic chemicals and harmful mold is to make sure that your heating and cooling system’s air ducts are cleaned on a regular basis. It’s also an environmentally friendly practice.

Here are the specific benefits of air duct cleaning:

  • Less dust and cleaner air. Cleaning the dust buildup in the air ducts not only helps air to move through the ductwork more efficiently, but it also ensures that the air that’s circulating is cleaner.
  • Improved HVAC performance and a reduced carbon footprint. Simply put, a harder-working, less efficient system uses more oil and has an increased carbon footprint. Homeowners who make it a point to clean their air ducts can enjoy a better indoor environment while doing their part to cut back on environmental pollution.
  • Increased HVAC system lifespan. Taking the opportunity to cut back on the daily wear and tear of your system will extend its lifespan. Think of it as changing the oil in your car. Just like this routine maintenance to clean “gunky” buildup increases your car’s longevity over time, so too can cleaning the air ducts of your HVAC system.

Who Benefits from Air Duct Cleaning?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air levels of pollutants may be two to five, and occasionally up to 100 times, higher than outdoor levels—and most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. So, why not breathe easier?

People who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for longer periods of time are often those most susceptible to adverse effects, including allergy attacks and asthma. The young, the elderly and the chronically ill, including those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease, are most at risk.

For these reasons, air duct cleaning is NOT a scam. It’s a necessary form of maintenance that keeps your system running efficiently, cleans the air for healthier living, and has a positive impact on the environment.

Going Beyond a Cleaning

In addition to cleaning air ducts, you can seal them to prevent contaminants, like dust, mold, allergens and other particulates, from making their way into your home. Preventing leaky ducks also reduces the stress on your heating and cooling system.

FloCore installs Aeroseal Duct Diagnostics & Sealing Systems, which are 95% effective at sealing costly air duct leaks. Our customers who invest in Aeroseal duct sealing save an average of $600 to $850 in annual energy costs, and see a two- to three-year return on investment.

Call us today at 507.424.5723 to set up a free estimate or schedule an appointment online. Our specialists will provide competitively priced duct cleaning services that enhance the health of your environment (and save you money).