Get Air Duct Cleaning Before Winter

October 27th, 2020 | seoteam
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Now that autumn has settled in and residents of Colorado Springs are using their heat on a regular basis, it’s time to think about air duct cleaning. Rocky Mountain Clean Air recommends homeowners and businesses get air duct cleaning at least once a year.

While it’s appropriate to do some types of household maintenance in the spring, it’s a good idea to do air duct cleaning in the fall. Your air ducts are in use year-round, but they tend to collect more dust and debris over the summer months, because there is more of it in the air during this time.

What’s in Your Air Ducts?

Your HVAC system works by pulling in air from the outside, then treating it to make it warm or cool, depending on whether you are using the heat or air conditioning. The filter in your HVAC system removes some of the particulates in the air, but it can’t remove them all. (A clean filter does a better job than a dirty one, so remember to change your filter regularly.)

Thus, the pollen that’s present in the air throughout the spring, summer and fall can enter your air ducts, settle there and then potentially blow around your home or business when the system kicks on. And it’s not only pollen that’s in the air during these seasons, but dust, dirt, insect particles and more.

All these substances are known allergens and can cause a host of symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, coughing, watery eyes, headaches, skin irritation and more.

Air Duct Cleaning & Mold

More worrisome, however, is the possible presence of mold in your air ducts. While mold can also cause the aforementioned symptoms, it can potentially do much greater harm, especially for people with asthma. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that early mold exposure in children can cause them to develop asthma.

Because homeowners and business owners cannot see inside of their air ducts, if they are suffering ongoing physical symptoms, they should consider having the ducts tested for mold. We do mold testing at Rocky Mountain Clean Air, and we can determine if you have active mold growth in your air ducts or anywhere else in your home. We also provide mold cleanup services.

Air Duct Cleaning & Rodents

Air duct cleaning is also important at this time of year because of the potential presence of rodents. When the weather turns cool, field mice look for a warm place to spend the winter, and that is often in your home. While you may never see a mouse in your home, you may suspect they are there due to scratching or scurrying sounds you may hear in the walls or ceiling at night or droppings you may find in the basement or other parts of your home or business.

More than an annoyance, mice can be dangerous because they can transmit the deadly hantavirus through their droppings. Mice can enter your house through the tiniest cracks, but one of their favorite access points is through the furnace exhaust pipe. Thus, it is not uncommon to have mouse droppings in your HVAC system.

Protect your family or your employees from the impurities and hidden dangers in the ductwork in your Colorado Springs home or office. Call Rocky Mountain Clean Air today and make an appointment for air duct cleaning.

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