“If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound?” For years, this question has instigated disputes on whether something still exists if it can’t be observed or seen.
Though the answer to this question may remain debatable, there’s a similar question that can be answered definitively: if you can’t see the inside of your air ducts, does that mean that they aren’t dirty?
At Innovative Air Pros, our years in the HVAC industry have taught us that, though the insides of your air ducts are out of sight, it does not mean that their wellbeing should remain out of mind. In fact, air ducts are often the dirtiest and most contaminated part of a heating and cooling unit—and yet, they remain one of the most neglected parts of a home comfort system.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality ranks within the top five most harmful environmental risks to public health. Even more, the American Lung Association has found that most people spend 60 to 90 percent of their time indoors. This means that the majority of your day is most likely spent putting your health at risk—one breath at a time.
Air ducts largely contribute to indoor air pollution. That’s because, season after season, your air ducts continually collect dust, debris, mold, fungi, bacteria and other small contaminants. In fact, every time you turn on your HVAC unit, the system’s fan circulates those collected particles back into your home, dirtying your air and affecting your wellbeing.
However, since the inside of your air ducts are hidden from sight, there’s only one way to tell whether they are in need of being cleaned: you must be observant.
Clear signs of dirty ducts include:
There are an array of benefits that arise from keeping your air ducts clean, including an easier-to-breathe environment and a healthier, more efficient HVAC system.
Of course, air duct cleaning should not be a one-time thing. At Innovative Air Pros, our team recommends that homeowners clean their air ducts every one to two years, and even more frequently if your home contains one or more of the following:
At Innovative Air Pros, our team’s innovative services aren’t guided by sight; but rather, they are guided by our dedication to helping our customers achieve complete home comfort. To do just that, our certified technicians help Oklahoma residents keep their heating and cooling system clean, including the part of your system that often remains overlooked and under cleaned—the air ducts.
There’s no better time to breathe cleaner, fresher air than the present. That’s why, whether you notice a spike in your utility bills or a decrease in your heating or cooling system’s airflow, the Innovative Air Pros will scrub away your system’s inefficiency and restore your home comfort.
Fill out our online form or call 918.299.1955 today to take a leap toward achieving a healthier home.