Picture yourself taking deep breaths from you vacuum cleaner’s bag just before you empty it!
As awful as this sounds it gives you an accurate picture of what the air you breathe is like after it passes through all the crud and decaying material in your furnace’s ductwork.
That’s because your ductwork is a lot like your vacuum cleaner. And if you think about it, the main difference is that your vacuum only runs for a few minutes each day compared to the hours on end your furnace fan runs. Every time your furnace runs more and more things are sucked into your ductwork. Things like dust, pet hair, cooking grease, cigarette smoke, and other debris that will stay in your ductwork – until they eventually break down and are released back into the air stream for you and your family to breathe.
Anyone who has ever cleaned behind their refrigerator knows just how much gunk a fan will collect. So if you want to know what lurks in the depths of your ductwork just look in your vacuum cleaner and see what you are breathing. This alone is reason to get your ducts emptied.
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