Good air quality starts with proper ventilation. Clean air circulating throughout your house is extremely important to ensure the health and safety and you and your family. Poor ventilation can lead to issues like respiratory problems, microbial growth, and the accumulation of dust and allergens. Here are three reasons why your home needs proper ventilation.

#1 Reduce Air Moisture

Why Proper Home Air Ventilation is a Must

Excessive humidity within a home is never a good thing. Moisture in the air can cause mould and mildew to grow within furniture, carpeting, wood, and more. If left untreated, this can become an expensive problem. Providing constant, clean airflow throughout a home can reduce or eliminate humidity. Ventilation is especially important for basements and lower levels of a home.

Mould and mildew will also cause unpleasant, lingering odours which can get into your clothing, bedding, and furniture. You may also experience breathing difficulties. Inhaling airborne mould spores can cause sickness and other serious health issues. If you suspect mould in your home, have a professional examine the premises immediately to determine proper treatment.

#2 Reduce Dust and Allergens

Why Proper Home Air Ventilation is a Must

Excessive dust accumulating on top of coffee tables, televisions, and wood fixtures is often the result of poor air ventilation. Dust and allergens can continue to circulate throughout a home through contaminated air ducts. This is why air ducts should be cleaned routinely to ensure good air quality.

Opening up doors and windows can also alleviate this issue. Inhaling dust particles in the air can be harmful to the lungs, especially for babies and small children.

#3 Improve the Smell of Your Home

Why Proper Home Air Ventilation is a Must

Food, perfumes, household cleaners and even body odours can contribute to the smell of your home. Tiny particles from these items linger in the air and can settle into furniture, carpeting and other household items. Often you will not notice the smell because you are accustomed to it. It is important to have regular ventilation within a space to keep it smelling fresh and clean.

Get Your Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned

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Good air quality will make your home a happier and brighter place. Clean air ducts will help keep the air circulation in your home free from dust and allergens. Call Dr. Duct today and speak with one of our professionals. We also provide chimney cleaning and kitchen/bathroom vent cleaning services. Call today: (613) 845-0707.