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There are several good reasons to keep your Charles Town, WV home clean. It’ll feel more welcoming for guests, and you’ll find items more easily. Keeping dust, dirt, pet dander, pests, and other pollutants out of your home also improves the indoor air quality, which reduces asthma attacks, allergy symptoms, and unpleasant smells. To make sure your home stays comfortable, you should clean the ductwork, use an air purifier, and maintain your HVAC system.

Cleaning Your Ductwork

Contaminants in your home’s air can build up in your ductwork over time, blocking your HVAC system’s airflow and reducing the indoor air quality. If pests get into the ducts through gaps or air registers, they can make noise, cause unpleasant smells, or build nests that prevent your heater and air conditioner from working efficiently. Additionally, children sometimes drop toys and other objects into the ductwork through air registers on the floor. Have a professional inspect your ducts once per year and clean them every five years to find problems and keep your home’s air healthy.

Using an Air Purifier

Air purifiers or air cleaners keep you and your family comfortable by capturing dirt, dust, mold spores, pollen, and other particulates in your home’s air. Some models can even remove bacteria and viruses. You can have a whole-home unit connected to your ductwork or use a less expensive portable model in one or two rooms at a time.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

Have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once per year and change your air filters once per month to keep the indoor air quality high and minimize dust on furniture. When your system runs properly, it also saves money and energy and prevents uncomfortable temperature changes.

Griffith Energy Services has over 100 years of heating and air conditioning experience. Our professional technicians can install, maintain, and repair your HVAC equipment so that your indoor air quality stays great. Call us anytime at 888-474-3391. We look forward to helping you!

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