Benefits of Cleaning Air Ducts
At Lowe’s Air, we recommend that homeowners schedule air duct cleaning every 4 to 6 years, depending upon their situation. The benefits of duct cleaning are numerous:
- Removes dust from your home.
- Helps allergies/coughing/sneezing.
- Improves air quality.
- Prevents mold from sticking to the ducts.
- Increases the efficiency of your HVAC system.
One customer recently moved into a home and was struggling with allergy symptoms. After cleaning the air ducts, we found a large amount of dog hair in our HEPA vacuum. The customer is allergic to fur and did not realize the former owners kept pets on the premises. After we removed all the pet hair and dust from the air ducts, she was able to breathe much better. Overall, cleaning your air ducts and taking measures to prevent duct contamination can help improve the indoor air quality of your home. According to the EPA, the average American family spends 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often two to five times higher than outdoor concentrations. This is made more problematic by energy-efficient homes that are tightly sealed without the drafts of fresh air that older homes had.
Standards of Cleaning
Rest assured that when it comes to the cleaning process, Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning follows the exemplary standards of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Since 1989 NADCA has been setting the bar in professional standards for source removal of contaminants. At Lowe’s Air Duct Cleaning, we are careful to meticulously follow their cleaning protocol.