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Have you looked inside your AC vents lately? If you haven’t, the contents might surprise you. During seasonal or year-round use, your cooling and heating equipment pulls in all types of contaminants that it continuously releases into your living spaces. That’s why experts recommend a regular duct cleaning every three to five years, or more frequently if you suffer from allergies. Here are three benefits to regular duct cleanings.

1. Allergy Relief

Ducts can harbor common allergens like pet dander and rodent droppings. Odors and particles coming from the ducts are two signs that the system would benefit from a thorough cleaning. The process can reduce the frequency and severity of allergy symptoms. Many people have reported that their indoor air quality improved immediately and their whole family was able to breathe easier.

If mold is a problem due to Orlando’s humid climate, your E.C. Waters technician can use biocides to control these harmful microbes. Different cleaning procedures are used on metal and fiberglass ducts.

2. Home Improvement Remediation

Your air ducts should be cleaned after home improvement projects, including remodeling and floor refinishing. Sawdust, plaster particles and construction debris could contaminate the ductwork and cause problems even if you cover the vents during the project. Many of these dust-like materials can easily become airborne and aren’t safe to breathe.

3. Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Accumulations of dirt and debris make your HVAC system work harder by increasing the air resistance and blocking the airflow. Our experts will clean the ductwork as well as the blower. The supply and return sides of the ductwork need to be cleaned along with the air handling components to prevent recontamination, improve efficiency and ensure that your home is heated and cooled evenly.

You can learn more about the benefits of a professional duct cleaning by calling E.C. Waters at 407-294-6464 or by checking our indoor air quality page online. We take clean air and comfort seriously.