Your holiday prep list most likely includes trips to grocery store, gift wrapping, and of course, cleaning your home from top to bottom.
But if that list doesn’t also include having your HVAC system and dryer duct cleaned, then you could be putting yourself and your guests at risk.
Dirty dryer ducts and HVAC systems can lead to many different problems in your home. You could suffer from dirty, polluted air, poor efficiency of your air conditioning and dryer, and even a risk of dangerous fires.
Preventing these issues is as easy as scheduling regular cleanings for your HVAC system and dryer duct. Keep reading to learn why both of these should be at the top of everyone’s holiday prep list.
Nearly 3,000 dryer fires are reported in the U.S. each year. These result in an average of five deaths, 100 injuries, and more than $35 million in property damage.
Cleaning your dryer on your own isn’t enough. Without professional help, you’ll likely only end up cleaning the interior of your dryer. While this will help keep your clothes clean and fresh, it won’t do much to protect you from the risk of fires.
Keeping your home, dryer, and family safe means regular, professional dryer duct cleanings.
While these are important year-round, they’re even more important during the holiday season.
You likely have people visiting or even staying at your home. Between parties, fun in the snow, and lots of get-togethers, you’re washing and drying tons of clothes. You’re also more likely to neglect important tasks like getting your dryer duct cleaned when you’re busy over the holidays.
Prepare for the holidays before the rush sets in by scheduling a time to have your dryer duct cleaned early. That way it’ll be one less thing to worry about on your holiday to-do list.
You keep the kitty litter clean and hide away sports gear when guests come over. You light candles to fill your home with holiday scents. You run a carpet cleaner to get rid of old smells, and clean to make your home smell fresh.
But if you aren’t having your HVAC system cleaned regularly, the air in your home won’t be as fresh and clean as it should be.
There are dozens of regular household items that could be polluting your air. The risk increases during the holiday season when guests are coming over.
Maybe you have a relative who smokes, no matter how often you ask them not to. Perhaps you crack open a window even though it’s raining because it gets too stuffy when too many people come to visit.
Or maybe some of the pollutants in your home are always there, but you don’t exhibit any signs of allergies to them. These toxins could include asbestos, chemicals found in new carpets or furniture, or even pesticides.
You never know which of your guests could have an allergic reaction to these pollutants.
Cleaning your HVAC system ensures that the air in your home is being properly ventilated and filtered. This will help reduce the pollutants present in your home, giving you and guests cleaner, fresher air to breathe.
A Better Smelling Home
From the beginning of the Thanksgiving season to the end of New Years, your home is likely to play host to thousands of smells.
From stinky houseguests to tons of dirty laundry and food smells, these can linger for a long time in your home. The more you add different scents, the worse it can get.
Do you have guests who will be bringing pets into your otherwise pet-free home? Will your relatives be bringing their specialty dishes to Thanksgiving, which are loaded with fragrant spices?
Keeping your HVAC system clean will help ensure that smells get filtered out of your home more effectively. This will help keep your home smelling fresh from holiday to holiday, no matter how many guests and parties you host.
Having your HVAC system and dryer duct regularly cleaned will keep your air fresh and your home safe. It can also improve the efficiency of these household devices.
Build up in dryer ducts increases the risk of fires, and it also affects how much air is entering your dryer, and the cleanliness of that air. Keeping the dryer duct clean and clear will allow it to operate properly, giving you fresh, clean, dry clothes every wash.
Your HVAC system also requires regular cleaning in order to continue functioning efficiently.
A buildup of dirt and debris will clog your air filters. Not only will this keep your HVAC system from giving you fresh, clean air. It can also affect the flow of air through your system.
A dirty HVAC system can affect the efficiency of your heating system. You’ll end up having to run your furnace for longer, which can lead to an increase in your heating costs.
If you live somewhere that enjoys snowy holiday seasons, you may not think much about the efficiency of your AC system during the winter months.
But unseasonable warmth, or the effect of too many house guests, may leave you wanting to crank of the air. If your system isn’t clean and clear, you won’t get the fast, cool air that you’re hoping for.
If you live in a region that enjoys year-round warmth, cleaning your home’s air system is even more important.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!