Dust Inside The Air Ducts of Your Home in Chicago
Dust is the main component of the material that builds up in your air ducts. If you think about all the dust you wipe off the surfaces in your home, you can imagine how much can accumulate in your air ducts in just a year. The trouble is that you can’t dust inside your air ducts, so it just keeps accumulating there.
What makes up the dust in your home and in your air ducts is pretty amazing. Most Chicago Homeowners are surprised and alarmed when they discover the components and potentially harmful substances that are part of dust:
- Plain Old Dirt – Microscopic particles of dirt and minerals, along with paint lakes and other materials tracked or blown into your home is a large component of dust.
- Skin Particles – Tiny flakes of skin are constantly being shed by humans and pets in your home. You don’t see them, but there are millions of these particles in dust. When they come from pets, they’re called pet dander, and many people are allergic to this material.
- Droppings from Dust Mites – Every home has dust mites, living in all the fabrics and crevices in the home. They’re microscopic in size. They feed on the skin flakes mentioned above, then excrete tiny fecal pellets. Millions of these, which are potential allergens, are in your house dust.
- Fibers – Everything made of cloth or paper sheds tiny fibers, some large enough to see in bright sunlight. They make up much of those “dust bunnies” you find under furniture. These fibers also accumulate in your air ducts.
- Molds and Fungi – These primitive plants reproduce through airborne spores. The spores that accumulate in air duct dust are constantly re-circulated in your home, and are a major source of allergies.
- Microscopic Bacteria – There are millions of bacteria in every home, and even on our skins. It doesn’t matter how well we clean; they’re still there. Most are harmless or beneficial, but some cause diseases.
- Oily Smoke Residues – Smelly oils and microscopic particles in smoke also accumulate in your home and air ducts. The oily residues from smoking, cooking, and fireplaces make up part of the sticky film in your air ducts that traps dust.
Your Chicago Home’s Air Ducts Collect Dust
Since all the air in your home circulates through your air ducts, anytime you use your furnace or central air conditioning, the dust circulates too. Although the filter in your furnace helps trap some of this dust, much still settles on the inside of your air ducts. Over time, it can build up into a thick layer.
Even though it settles, it doesn’t stop circulating in your home. Some of it is picked up by the air flowing through your ductwork and re-enters the air in your rooms. If you look closely at the heat register in a room you don’t use often, you can see the dust on the openings. That’s just a tiny fraction of what lies behind the register and lines every square inch of your ductwork.
That accumulation continues to re-circulate and causes turbulence in your ducts, reducing your heating and cooling system’s efficiency. The dust re-circulating in your home settles on surfaces and can even trigger allergies and asthma.
Chicago Duct Cleaners Gets Rid of Your Dust Problems
Eliminating accumulated dust in your Chicago home’s air ducts is Chicago Duct Cleaners’s specialty. Our powerful van-mounted equipment lets our expert technicians remove the accumulated contamination from your home quickly and efficiently. Your house will stay cleaner and allergy and asthma symptoms will be reduced. As a bonus, you’ll save on your energy bills. Contact us now or use our Schedule Services [link] online form to schedule a duct cleaning.