I’ve always felt I should do my best to deal with the upkeep on my home. I mow the lawn, have it painted, and make sure the appliances are modern. One of the biggest jobs is maintaining the HVAC system. Heating and cooling units are crucial to keeping a house inviting and comfortable to live in. Every six months, I have a licensed technician make sure that the unit is in fit working condition. However, there is one step that I did not complete for a long time. I learned the hard way that it is a good practice to have the air ducts cleaned out at least once a year. As the air repeatedly travels through the ducts, huge amounts of dust and dirt can accumulate. This leads to the constant circulation of the dirt throughout the vents into the rooms of your home. In less than one day, an HVAC company will be glad to stop by and clean out the air ducts so that this does not become an issue. As someone with problematic allergies, I was bothered by the dust around my home and the cleaning was the one thing that gave me relief. It took several visits with a doctor and the experimentation of a number of allergy symptom meds before someone suggested to me that I simply have the air ducts in my house cleaned. Boy, there is such a difference now. The regular cleaning instantly produced an increase in the quality my life. Now, I make sure to have this done at least every other year so that I do not have all of those days with the unnecessary health problems that come with too much dirt and dust in the air ducts of my HVAC system!