Do You Actually Need an Air Duct Cleaning?

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Is your HVAC system performing as it should? Do you need a duct cleaning?

Read on to learn how and why you should get your ducts cleaned regularly.

When do you need a duct cleaning?

Having the ducts of your heating and cooling system cleaned may be something you have never thought about.

While it is not something which needs to be done regularly, there are times it should be considered.

If your home has suffered damage

Has your home been subjected to any extreme weather lately? If you have had a flood, fire or been snowed in – it may be time for a cleaning.

Your ducts may have been damaged and it’s a smart idea to have them checked by a professional.

If you have pets

When you have a fluffy friend, they often leave hair lying around. You may notice you have to vacuum more regularly just to keep the house clean.

For those who have pets, it may be worth considering a duct cleaning. Those tiny hairs can get into the air and create dust in your system.

If you bought a new home

If you have just purchased a new home, it’s a good idea to have the ducts cleaned before you move in.

This will ensure your HVAC is clean and any dust from the previous owners is removed. This will give you a fresh start in your new home.

If you smoke inside

If someone in your home smokes indoors, you should get your ducts cleaned. You want to keep the air clean and the system running smoothly.

Smoking can affect the quality of air in your home so ventilation is essential.

If you have vermin in your roof

Have you noticed any traces of wild animals or heard them scratching around in your roof?

Once you have eliminated the problem, it’s important to get the ducts cleaned. You don’t want any nasty animal feces, urine or fur left in your system.

If you have any asthma or allergies

If someone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies you may need to have your ducts cleaned.

If they notice their symptoms worsen, dirty ducts may be the cause.

What might they find?

If you hire a professional for your duct cleaning, be aware they might find mold. If there is any mold in your HVAC system this needs to be removed.

Mold can make you ill so it is important it is dealt with. If you find any mold on the outside of your ducts, it is time to organize a service.

In addition to mold, there may be dust or vermin present.

It could save you money

Interestingly, having your ducts cleaned could save you money. If your system isn’t up to scratch it may not be running efficiently.

If this is the case, you could be using more electricity than you have to. When your system needs a clean it might be harder to reach your perfect temperature.

Electricity is expensive, you don’t want to pay more than you need to!

What are the risks?

The risk of hiring an inexperienced professional to come and clean your ducts include:

  • Damage to the system
  • Harsh chemicals
  • Overcharging

The most important thing is to have a good filter. This will help keep your air fresh and clean.

Willard Power Vac has over 40 years in the business. You can trust that we will handle your systems and concerns with great care. You need a professional that you can trust, and that’s what you’ll get with us.

Do you need your ducts cleaned? We can help!

Contact us today and we will visit your home or business and get the job done.

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