Dirty ductwork

Have you ever thought about what the inside of your home would look like if you never cleaned it?

What if you went 5, 10, or even 20 years without sweeping your kitchen, vacuuming your carpet, dusting your furniture, or cleaning your bathroom? What if you never washed your clothes, bed linens, or dishes? I think we would all agree that would be nasty.

While doing all of the above is important, one of the most significant contributors to the air quality inside your home, the HVAC system—including the ductwork—is often ignored.

What’s Lurking Inside the Ducts in Your House?

Have you ever cleaned the ductwork in your home? If not, dust, dirt, pet hair, dander, dust mites, food, spider webs, insects, mold and other contaminants have been accumulating inside your ducts since you’ve moved in.

Even if you have only been in your home a year or two, it’s still a good idea to clean and inspect the ductwork and HVAC system. Why wait until your ducts look like the “before” in this photo to do something about it?

Why the Air Quality in Your Home Matters

Let’s assume that the average person leaves home for work at 7 in the morning and makes it home by 7 in the evening. This would mean that the average person spends 12 hours a day inside his/her home.

The air quality inside the home has a major impact on your overall health. While you may not be able to do anything about the air quality outside, in your workplace, or where you shop, you can and should take action to improve the air quality in your own living space.

Stay Tuned to Learn How to Improve the Air Quality in your Home

The next few posts are going to cover some easy steps you can take to clean your ductwork, perform basic HVAC maintenance and improve indoor air quality in your home.

I encourage you to share this information with your friends and family and with your employer or business owner. By improving the air quality in your home and workplace, you will have improved approximately 83% of the air you breathe!

Embedded photo via Good Home Post.