Surprising Facts About Dust

In addition to the heating and cooling system, your home’s ductwork is grinding away all year long to keep your home comfortable. However, many homeowners still neglect the ductwork that delivers warm and cool air into their living spaces. Whether you have your home’s air ducts cleaned regularly or it’s been some time, there are some surprising facts about dust and air duct cleaning that many aren’t aware of. So, as the trusted name in air duct cleaning for Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, we would like to share a few of them with you now. 

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Dust Accumulates Quickly

Many homeowners are unaware of how quickly dust can actually accumulate. For example, did you know that according to a recent study, the average home in the United States collects 40 pounds of dust each year? And that is just the statistic for families without pets. If you don’t clean your air ducts on a regular basis, all of that dust, pet dander and pet hair is likely sitting in your home and constantly being recirculated. If you or your family members suffer from indoor allergies or asthma, removing these allergens via air duct cleaning is essential.

Dust is More Than Just Dust

Dust in houses and offices is made up of a combination of sloughed-off skin cells, pollen, hair, textile fibers, paper fibers, soil minerals, cosmic dust particles, and various other materials found in the local environment. Many people claim to be allergic to dust, but in many cases, they are actually having an allergic reaction to dust mites. These mites eat the dead skin and their fecal matter causes allergic reactions in people.

Indoor Air Quality Can Be Improved with Professional Air Duct Cleaning

Indoor pollutant levels can be dramatically raised by bad ventilation and dirty ducts. While air filters can remove a modest amount of pollution from the home, air duct cleaning can clean out a ton of debris that wouldn’t be filtered out otherwise. Regular air duct cleaning can help improve air quality and reduce the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality.

And, if you decide to hire professionals, make sure they are certified, licensed and insured like those at Vent Guys. Give us a call today and we can tell you more about the air duct cleaning process and answer any other questions you may have.

Interested in air duct cleaning for your Minnetonka area home or commercial facility? Call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us to learn more! 

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