If there’s anything humans and bears have in common, it’s the desire for a clean home. Okay, well that’s not necessarily true, but even Comfort Bear will admit that when I’m indoors, I don’t want to be sniffling and sneezing because of dust.
You might be thinking that’s just a fact of life this time of year, as the cooler temperatures dissipate and all the dust and pollen outdoors gets kicked back up again and makes its way into our homes. Well not to worry! In addition to getting you set up with the right indoor air quality services, my team will also make sure that your ducts are so clean you can eat out of them. Not that you would want to, but you catch my drift.
How Do Your Ducts Get Dirty?
Good question! It’s not like you’re crawling around in there—spoiler alert, you wouldn’t fit anyway. All those movies that show people sneaking through ductwork are mistaken—not even a small bear would fit!
What actually happens is that dust and other airborne particles circulate around your home during the year, with most of them passing through the ventilation system multiple times. A six-room home can circulate up to 40 lbs. of dust, annually! Things like dust, dirt, lint, and—in my house—bear dander settles on the inner duct walls and starts building up. The more this debris builds up, the worse the problem becomes.
Getting Your Dirty Ducts Cleaned
You wouldn’t want the air filter in your car to get too clogged up right? Well, then you shouldn’t want your ducts to get too backed up either. Your air conditioner simply can’t operate as effectively or efficiently when it has obstructions preventing airflow. Some of the major benefits of professional duct cleaning include:
- Improve Energy Efficiency: When there isn’t as much dust or pet dander in your ducts, then there’s not as much friction on your ventilation system’s airflow. Too much friction will cause the blower of your HVAC systems to work harder than they should have to, and therefore, drain more power. If you’ve noticed signs of this, such as utility bills rising with no other explanation, it’s like time to give the Comfort Bear’s team a call.
- HVAC System Damage Prevention: All the dust, pollen, and other particles in your ventilation system can mean it gets inside the HVAC cabinet. This may damage motors and cause the condenser coil to freeze over, among other problems.
- A Cleaner, Fresher Home: The Comfort Bear loves the smell of fresh air. And having your ductwork professionally cleaned eliminates a big reservoir of dust and debris so that it doesn’t get wafted through your home instead.
Dirty ducts can impact your home and family in many ways. In fact, the right mix of humidity and buildup in your ductwork can lead to mold growth, which can make the healthiest person or bear sick. We don’t want that for you!