Why Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important in Keeping Your Home Safe!

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Air duct and dryer vent cleaning is a very important, and often forgotten, part of home ownership!

Did you know that your dyer vent should be cleaned on an annual basis and your air ducts every 3-5 years?

How long have you lived in or owned your home? How often have you had either service completed?

If you answered “never” to how often you have had this done, you’re not alone! Many homeowners have no idea that this is to be done at all, let alone on any regular schedule.

So why? Why is this so important? Let’s start with your dryer vent. This affordable service is crucial for many reasons. The first is safety! Did you know that clogged dryer vents are a leading cause of house fires? The lint and debris that gets stuck in the dryer vent is highly flammable and if not taken care of properly can lead to a fire! We encourage you to look into getting this inexpensive service and again, maintaining the schedule of having it done annually. The cleanliness of your dryer vent also directly correlates to the efficiency of your dryer. Have you noticed your clothes taking longer to dry over time? Have you noticed them not coming out quite as warm as they once did? You may think this is due to your dryer’s age and while appliances do lose some efficiency over time, getting them properly maintained can lead to longer life and saving money! Cleaning your dryer vent allows the dryer to work more effectively giving you a better working dryer for a longer amount of time!

Now for air duct cleaning, improper maintenance of your air ducts can lead to problems in the air in your home! Allergens, dust mites, dirt: all of these things get trapped in your air vents and ducts leading to poor air quality for you and your family and your pets. Getting these cleaned every few years pulls all of these irritants out of the vents, and therefore, out of the air circulating through your home. Also remember to change out your air filters! This can drastically help with keeping your air clean in the time in between air duct cleanings. Air filters can be changed a few times a year. If you have trouble remembering, try this trick: change out your filters every time there is a time change! That way you’re at least getting it done twice a year.

Remember when looking for a company to find one that is NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified. This ensures quality and skilled work in your most precious investment. Your home!!

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