June 18, 2015
Have you ever thought about the ductwork in your home? If you’re like most homeowners, chances are that the answer is “no.” The fact is, your home’s ductwork is essentially, and functions like your home’s lungs. If things are clean and tidy, everything should work as expected. Otherwise, you’ll probably run into a number of problems. The importance of duct cleaning cannot be overlooked, and if you’ve just now started hearing about it, you owe it to yourself to learn more about why your home’s ducts most likely need to be checked out.
Benefits Associated with Duct Cleaning
There are some serious benefits that come along with having your home’s ductwork cleaned by a train professional. Here are just a few that you should know about:
Reduced Mold Issues
Mold is not only nasty and annoying, it can be downright dangerous if not mitigated. While mold issues can crop up from a variety of different types of sources, they’re often related to problems associated with ductwork. If you have your ducts cleaned, mold issues won’t be nearly as prevalent.
Minimize Allergens in Indoor Air
Allergens can be enough to completely ruin your day. This is especially true for those who are highly allergic to things like dust, pollen, dander and debris. It’s not unlikely for ducts to harbor allergens that can affect indoor air quality, which is why getting them cleaned is so important.
Improve Heating and Cooling Systems Efficiency
Nobody wants to spend more than necessary on monthly utility bills. If your ductwork is dirty, your heating and cooling systems may have a difficult time functioning properly, which quickly results in efficiency issues. Cleaning your ductwork is a good step towards solving the problem.
Discover Other Problems
Your home is a system in which everything is connected. Sometimes, a simple ductwork cleaning is all it takes to discover other issues that are standing in the way of home performance, like damaged or missing insulation. You may even find the source of problems that have plagued your home for years!
Do My Ducts Need Cleaning?
Aside from feeling symptoms within your home like heightened allergies, asthma, and other symptoms, it’s hard to tell by simple observation if your ducts need cleaning. It’s best to play it safe, since air quality is extremely important for a healthy home. The best place to start? Scheduling a home energy audit with us. The audit will uncover problem areas in your home and will determine the best routes to take for fixing the issues, ducts and beyond.