HVAC vents and ducts, especially those located on the floor can easily become blocked with dust and debris. The problem only gets worse with ducts located near doors, in kitchens, in bathrooms, and in homes with small children and pets. Clogged ducts will result in less efficient heating and cooling, causing the furnace to run longer than it should to heat and cool the house to the programmed temperature. More heat and air conditioning means more money!
Clogged vents and ducts can also have a negative indoor air quality. Pet hair, dust, dander, dead skin cells, etc. can become airborne when blocking HVAC vents and can cause irritating symptoms such as scratchy throat, watery eyes, and stuffy nose to name a few!
Having ducts professionally cleaned every couple years is recommended to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and your indoor air quality at its best. In between professional cleanings, taking a few minutes to clean out ducts right below the vent covers can help significantly reduce the problems mentioned above!