Having your ducts cleaned periodically can have a great impact on the indoor air quality as well as advancing the overall comfort level of your home. Dust, dander, mold spores and even critters can accumulate inside the ductwork and pass back into your home, polluting the air you breathe. These unwanted materials can also coat the components within your furnace and cause a breakdown of the unit, resulting in costly repairs. A number of factors can influence the decision to have your ducts cleaned:
If you have never had the ducts in your home cleaned or it has been more than a few years, it might be time to make an appointment. If you have just moved into your home, you may be able to detect if a cleaning has ever taken place by looking for access panels that were cut into the ducts and patched after the procedure.
Using a screwdriver, open up one of the air intake registers in your home and with a flashlight check for dust or particle buildup inside. The vent covers themselves get visibly dusty when it’s time for a cleaning as well.
If you have people inside your home who suffer from allergies, asthma or some other respiratory illness, make sure your indoor air quality is always at its peak. A regular cleaning every couple of years is important to manage symptoms, especially when the elements and temperatures keep you from opening up your windows or doors.
Duct cleaning should be done routinely if you have pets in the home. While you may be able to control the mess of fur and dander, those particles also get sucked into your ductwork and accumulate over time, causing an increase in runny noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats.
To schedule a duct cleaning for your home or to find out more about the benefits this service can provide you, contact Detmer and Sons, Inc.
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