The Benefits of Having Your Duct work Cleaned

When you think about heating and cooling for your home, you need to make sure you don’t forget about your air ducts. Even if you faithfully schedule tune-ups and check-ups for your unit, the ducts that carry that nice warm and cool air to the rooms in your house also require some maintenance from time to time. There are several benefits to having a heating and cooling expert from Ames come out to clean your air ducts.

If anyone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies or hay fever, or you have pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander, you may be especially concerned with the air quality in your home. These people may benefit greatly from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in your home’s system, thanks to a duct cleaning by a certified technician. You may also want to call on a professional for a duct cleaning after you’ve had home renovations or remodeling done and perhaps even before you move into a new home.

A study done by Allergy Consumer Review found that duct cleaning reduced airborne particulates by around 75%. According to the EPA, you may especially want to consider having your ducts professionally cleaned if:

  • The ducts may be infested with rodents, insects or other vermin
  • Ducts are clogged and have excessive amounts of debris and dust that are released into your home from the supply registers
  • There is mold growth visible and present in hard surface ducts or on other parts of your heating and cooling system

What are the benefits of having air ducts cleaned by a professional? Duct cleaning performed by an expert contractor can not only improve the indoor air quality in your home, improving the health and well-being for everyone, but it can also extend the life and improve the efficiency of your system. Finally, this also means that your utility bills will decrease as airflow improves with clean air ducts.

Although typically a cleaning is recommended once every few years, you may opt to have this done more often if you have family members in the home with asthma or allergies, you have high-shedding pets, or you have a smoker in the house. If you have any questions on whether or not you should have your air ducts cleaned in your home, contact your professional HVAC company for help.

Neighbors Comfort provides comprehensive air duct cleaning services throughout the Ames, IA area and for all surrounding communities. Contact us today and enjoy cleaner air, lower utility bills and a more efficient system!