Ductwork is one of the most important components of your HVAC system. But because your ducts are out of sight, they’re often forgotten about. Unfortunately, allergens and other debris can easily build up in ductwork, affecting your home’s air quality and family’s health. Here are three reasons you need to schedule duct cleaning for your San Marcos, Texas, home:

Prevent the Buildup of Pollen and Allergy Triggers

There are several ways that your HVAC ductwork can become contaminated. San Marcos can have a strong pollen season, and excessive pollen can build up in your ductwork. This leads to pollen entering your home when you use your HVAC system year round, not just during allergy season.

Other debris, such as dust, can enter your ductwork also. This builds up far more than pollen and can lead to blockages. Holes in your ductwork can contribute to this as well as introduce other debris like loose insulation to your air supply.

Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Luckily, most preventive measures are pretty straightforward. One of the best ways to keep your ductwork free of debris is to regularly change your HVAC filter. HVAC filters can clog with debris and other detritus, making it less efficient at removing unwanted contaminants from the air.

You’ll also want to make sure there aren’t any gaps in your roofing letting in debris or water. These can have detrimental effects on your home’s indoor air quality, triggering symptoms in those with sensitive lungs.

Schedule a Professional Duct Repair or Cleaning

Ductwork assessment and maintenance is best left to the experts. It’s easy to damage ductwork if you clean it on your own, which can lead to insulation or fiberglass entering your home’s air supply. Damage can also reduce your HVAC system’s efficacy by allowing air to escape. Professional duct cleaning can help find problem areas, eliminate any buildup, and ensure that your family has healthy indoor air quality.

If you’re concerned about your ductwork, the experts at Woods Comfort System can help. Give us a call at 512-842-5066 to schedule a duct cleaning today. We’ll make sure your ductwork isn’t compromising your indoor air quality.

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