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Why Your Air Ducts Really Matter

Air ducts get a bad wrap in our opinion. They almost come as an “accessory” to your HVAC system which steals all the spotlight. But in reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Just as your heating system is a powerful tool that’s full of state-of-the-art equipment designed over centuries, your air ducts are also a product of brilliant modern engineering.

Back in the day, people could only create heat in a fireplace or a “hearth” because there was just no easy way to transport heated air from one location in a home to another. Now, with air ducts, any heating system can provide heat through an entire house and in every room due to a simple invention. However, since people pay less attention to their air ducts, they can get riddled with critters, dust, debris, and other contaminants that can cause problems.

Keep reading down below to find out a few reasons why duct cleaning in Milton, WI is such an essential service we offer.

What Contaminants Are in Your Ducts?

In order to talk about just how bad your air quality could be, we need to look at what exactly is in your air duct system. First and foremost, dust is almost always a problem with air ducts. Just after a few years, your ducts could be caked in dust that inhibits airflow and causes your air to feel stuffer.

Also, critters like spiders, mice, and flies can cause deteriorating hygienic conditions inside of your air ducts which can further impact your air quality. We’re not shaming anyone who deals with mice or rats, they can be found in almost any home, but they’re never a good sign to find in your ducts.

Why Clean Your Ducts?

So, why not just leave that stuff there, especially if you’re on a tight budget? As long as you can still breathe your air and it’s the right temperature, you should be fine, right? Well, not exactly.


With contaminants in your air ducts like dust, dirt, pet dander, and hair, you could be seeing a drastic decrease in your home’s efficiency since the air doesn’t have as much space to move. Your heater or air conditioner might be working harder and costing more to run just to keep your home comfortable.

Air Quality

Breathing all these contaminants in is never good, and it can lead to long-term health consequences. Conditions like asthma and other respiratory problems can form from long-term exposure to dust, debris, cooking smoke, pet dander, critter droppings, and more. This is a prime reason to get your air ducts cleaned.

DIY Can Be a Bad Idea

We would never advise a homeowner to try and clean their ducts on their own. Not only does it require specialized equipment to do right, but you could also end up accidentally damaging your air ducts in the process, which turns what would otherwise be an inexpensive appointment into an expensive service call.

With Your Heating and Cooling Specialists at 24Hr Home Comfort Services, a duct cleaning appointment is just a call away. Schedule now!

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