It might come as no surprise to most Southeastern Minnesota residents that our home’s air quality is affected by our air ducts. If you’ve ever been brave enough to peer inside your air ducts, what you find inside might be what surprises you, especially since it’s recommended to have a duct cleaning every three years.
Air Quality is Important
Over 50 million Americans have allergies, the 6th leading cause of chronic illness, and over 25 million Americans have asthma, the top leading cause among children. Knowing these numbers we understand how important it is to clear your air ducts of allergens, dust & dust mites, mold, dander, and pollen. Removing these contaminants can help you breathe easier in your own home.
Nobody likes to hear the dirty M-word when it comes to our homes, but mold can grow anywhere. Mold spores can collect in your air ducts and then get blown into every room of your home. These spores don’t only cause a problem for our material things, they also can trigger allergies, asthma, sinus problems, and more.
What’s That Smell?
You clean, wash, deodorize, and more yet there’s still a scent. That’s because mold and mildew that thrive in your air ducts are spreading that not-so-pleasant smell. We’ve experienced some Rochester Area residents who have tried home remedies to remove the smell and contaminants from their ductwork. But, you can only reach and vacuum so far. Most contaminants are still left in your ductwork, including pet hair and dander.
Our Furry Friends
No, we’re not talking about our friendly Tonna Bear. We’re talking about our pets, our furry family members. One dog can shed a staggering 50 pounds of hair in one year and a cat around 5 pounds. To most pet owners it can seem like a lot more. All of the hair and pet dander can end up in your vents causing obstructions and reducing airflow.
Save Power & Lower Bills
Obstructions in your ducts such as dust, dirt, pet hair, and pest droppings will reduce your HVAC system’s airflow. The harder your system has to work to move air throughout your home the more energy it will consume. When these obstructions and contaminants are removed during a duct cleaning it also reduces the chances of damage to essential HVAC parts.
When Tonna Mechanical comes to your home for a duct cleaning you can guarantee that they are bringing the top-of-the-line equipment. Over 40 pounds of contaminants could be removed from your ducts and each ounce of dust contains 40,000 dust mites. Tonna can also clean out your dryer vent and blower wheel leaving your HVAC unit clean and happy. Contact Tonna Mechanical to schedule a professional duct cleaning on your schedule.