2023 brought awareness to an issue that was more common in only a handful of US states: wildfire smoke and its negative effects. Smoke from the 2023 Canadian wildfires enveloped many Northern and Mid-West states, areas that aren’t used to seeing much wildfire smoke.
Although Tennessee is no stranger to wildfires, many homeowners aren’t aware of how wildfire smoke can decrease a home’s indoor air quality. Trying to make do with portable air filters isn’t very effective when smoke, ash, and particulate matter have infiltrated your home’s air ducts. Let’s go over whether getting professional duct cleaning is necessary after wildfire smoke has lowered the Air Quality Index in your neighborhood.