Winter Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning

Published 1/26/2022

As the seasons change, so does your list of to-dos as a homeowner.In the summer, most homeowners are focused on caring for their lawns and landscaping. During the fall, most of us are busy raking leaves. In the winter, all outdoor projects typically come to a halt as the temperatures drop and the snow starts to fall. Though it may be too cold for outdoor projects, there are a handful of indoor projects that homeowners should add to their list. Two home projects to add to your winter cleaning list are air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. Read on to learn some tips and tricks on when to clean your air ducts and dryer vent from the experts at Mr. Duct Heating and Air Conditioning.

Best Time for Air Duct Cleaning

Winter is a great time to have your air ducts professionally cleaned. Or even better, get them cleaned before winter arrives. Why? For one thing, clean air ducts promote healthier indoor air quality. In winter, when you’re inside a lot with the furnace running, dust mites, mold, and pet dander can circulate through your air system, making allergies worse.Clean air ducts are also more efficient. Dust and debris from dirty air ducts can get trapped in your HVAC system, reducing airflow, and forcing it to work harder. By not making your HVAC system work so hard, clean air ducts can extend the life of your system. Finally, dirty air ducts can pose a major fire hazard. Believe it or not, dust is highly flammable. When dust particles are left to build up in your air ducts while your furnace runs, this can create a significant risk of fire.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Every Winter

Cleaning your dryer vent is something to put at the top of your winter to-do list. Like your air ducts, your dryer vent accumulates lint, dust, and other particles, increasing the risk of a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, washing machines and dryers cause 15,970 home fires each year, with dryers responsible for 92% of these. The leading cause of dryer fires? Dirty dryer vents. To prevent dryer vent fires, regularly remove lint from your dryer vent lint trap and schedule appointments to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year.

Stay Clean & Safe

Professional dryer vent cleaning at least once a year and air duct cleaning service every three to five years are home maintenance items that keep your family safer and healthier all year long.

For professional air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning services, contact Mr. Duct today and receive $75 off air duct cleaning.

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