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Beyond the simple fact that dust collects in air ducts and things that are dusty need cleaned, air ducts can be a host for a number of things far more problematic than dust. From keeping your house free of dust to keeping allergies at bay, there are a number of reasons why keeping your air ducts clean is so important.

Allergies & Asthma

Circulating contaminants such as dust, dander, and pollen can trigger allergy and asthma reactions. It’s uncomfortable enough when all that stuff aggravates your allergies outside, but you should be comfortable inside your home! Just like it’s important to clean the dust that collects where you can see it, it’s just as important to get all the dust you can’t see!


The EPA estimates indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Because many air duct systems are located in the basement where it’s often damp and moist, that moisture can travel into your ducts and cause mold to grow. Regular duct cleaning will allow professionals to treat your ducts with an antimicrobial solution to get rid of and prevent the growth of harmful mold.


Having pets is a joy, but they can cause extra buildup in the home that can become problematic for your air ducts. You’re constantly vacuuming up pet hair, but what about all that you don’t see? Pet hair and dander can easily get stuck and start to build up in air ducts. For homes where one family member is allergic to the dog or cat, cleaning out that hair and dander is extra important.

Dust & Dirt

The average house collects 40 pounds of dust, dirt and allergens each year. You never want to be breathing in dust and dirt, which is why you make it a point to dust and clean your home. But just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s there. Having your ducts cleaned gets your home free of dust and dirt you can’t see!


Build up from dirt and debris prevents air flow, which causes your furnace to work harder. While you may be thinking that it’s a waste to spend money to have your ducts cleaned, you could save money in the long run by avoiding costly repairs to your worn down and clogged equipment!

Request an Appointment for Duct Cleaning

At Jennings, we care about the overall comfort of you, your family, and your home. A comfortable, clean, and safe home starts with a thorough duct cleaning. We’re proud to offer duct cleaning services through a trusted third party. Learn more about duct cleaning or request an appointment today!