5 Tips For Knowing When To Have Your Ducts Cleaned
The ductwork in your home is the channel through which heated or cooled air travels from your HVAC unit to points throughout your home. After your furnace or air conditioner generates the air, strong fans blow the air into the ductwork and out vents and registers, where the air provides the comfort levels you expect. By knowing when to have your ducts cleaned, you can eliminate problems with airflow and improve the overall quality of your home’s indoor air.
Debris can accumulate within the network. Dust, dirt, lint, fibers, hair, insect or rodent nests and other contaminants can cause irritating particles to be blown into your home’s indoor air, where they can be inhaled by members of your family. Allergies, aggravation of respiratory conditions or even disease can result. By having your HVAC system’s ductwork professionally inspected and cleaned, you can remove these contaminants before they get dislodged and sent back into your indoor air.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that duct cleaning has not been conclusively proven to prevent any health problems or respiratory issues. Under certain circumstances, however, duct cleaning can be a benefit if:
1. Mold is growing in the ductwork or can be seen on HVAC system components.
2. Ducts are infested with pests such as insects, rodents or other vermin.
3. Ducts are clogged with dirt, debris or other material, restricting or blocking airflow and preventing conditioned air from getting into your home.
4. Dirt, debris or other contaminants within the ducts are being blown into your living environment, reducing indoor air quality and filling the air with irritants and particles.
5. Ducts have been damaged by accumulations of debris within the system, loosening sections, breaking seals or otherwise reducing ductwork efficiency and causing air and energy leaks.
Contact us today for information on our professional duct cleaning services and for help knowing when to have your ducts cleaned.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wilmington, Delaware and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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