Tidy Cabin: Why You Should Get Your Ducts and Carpets Cleaned
You have always wanted a cabin far from the city lights. Something about falling asleep to the sounds of the crickets and the frogs takes the stress of living away and helps you obtain better quality rest at night. While your cabin looks rustic on the outside, it is surprisingly modern looking on the inside. You have all the creature comforts. Here are a few reasons why you need to keep the carpets and duct work of your cabin clean.
Add AC to Your Cabin
One of the nice touches you have been looking forward to is air conditioning installation for your cabin. Once you have a system installed that starts circulating AC, you have to make sure you keep the ducts clean to prevent your AC unit from overworking. Not only will this create additional stress on your system if you do not have the ducts cleaned on schedule, but it will also end up costing you more in energy bills too.
The thing about carpets and duct work is that these are two areas of your cabin where common allergens will typically reside. If you are prone to allergies or asthma, then it will be essential to keep your carpets and ducts clean to prevent allergens, like dust mites and mold, from compromising the air quality of your living space. It is important to realize that your cabin will collect up to 40-pounds of dirt, debris and allergens throughout the year. The less of that you have to breathe, the less of an impact it will have on your overall health and well-being.
Pet Hair and Dander
Another reason to keep your carpets and duct work clean is pet hair and dander. Your pet is always shedding hair and dander. Hair and dander from your dog or cat accumulate in the air, gets trapped in the carpeting and gets circulated into the duct system where it can build up over time. In addition, pet hair that gets stuck in your carpet looks bad if you have company over for a visit. Frequent cleaning your carpets and duct work are necessary to keep this problem at bay.
Colds and the Flu
It is not just allergies and asthma that you have to worry about when your carpets and duct work are not frequently cleaned. The poor air quality of your cabin that results from not having these areas cleaned can also contribute to lingering colds and flu. By making sure your carpets and ducts are clean, you help to improve your cabin’s air quality to lessen the impact of these types of infections.
Now that we have discussed some reasons why it is important to clean your cabin’s carpets and duct work; the next step is to take action. As with most things, the benefits of improved air quality and a more efficient AC system depends on your being committed to the task at hand. If you are not certain how to clean the duct work of your cabin, you may need the help of a professional service. This may be an annual expense to get it done, but the health of your AC system and your family is, nevertheless, worth doing it right.