When it comes to air duct cleaning, you could say, “If it’s in your ducts, it’s in your lungs.” Even in homes where the air filter is changed regularly, dust and particles can gather in the system and ducts over time, resulting in decreased air quality and system performance.
In even worse cases, moisture can form in the system, creating a perfect environment for mold growth and a potentially hazardous living environment. Many times after a building has suffered smoke damage, it is necessary that the air system be cleaned to remove soot and odor deposited by the smoke.
Duct cleaning can improve the energy efficiency of heating and cooling systems, lower your utility bill, reduce the likelihood that your system will need repair and increase the life span of your HVAC system. Furthermore, duct cleaning improves your indoor air quality by removing dust, mold, allergens and bacteria from your HVAC system.
In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all homes through regular use, there are several other factors that can increase the need for duct cleaning, including:
• Occupants with allergies
• Cigarette or cigar smoke
• Water contamination or damage to the home/HVAC system