One of the most overlooked indoor environmental aspects of owning a home is the care and maintenance of your HVAC system, more specifically air duct cleaning. When you consider that your indoor air quality is constantly being degraded by toxins in the environment, this is a critical issue that should not be neglected. It is not uncommon for homeowners to forget about this or even remember the last time they had this service performed by a National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association, NADCA certified company like Dapper Ducts, Inc.
Additionally, it is also due in part to increased insulation as well as energy-efficient doors and windows that prevent how much air is getting transferred between the outdoors and the inside of your home. Granted, these fixtures are real money savers when it comes to lowering your monthly utility bills and keeping the inside of your home more comfortable. However, without properly cleaning your air ducts, pollutants can remain inside your home.
The frequency of having your ductwork cleaned typically depends on the age of your system, renovation projects completed within your home, the presence of pets, and personal health preferences. Most contractors as well as equipment manufacturers and suppliers will usually provide you with instructions and a maintenance schedule to follow. Dapper Ducts, Inc. will give you an honest estimate as to how often air duct cleaning is appropriate for your home, condominium, apartment or office space.
Some considerations for the frequency of air duct cleaning are:
Age of the ductwork – when new HVAC systems are being installed or older ones get updated, construction debris, dirt, dust, and the occasional forgotten tools remain in the ductwork and need to be cleaned. Older HVAC systems (10 years or more) can accumulate the contaminants listed above and even mold. Air duct cleaning should be performed on a regular basis and according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Home renovations – with any home renovation, a lot of dust and debris tends to enter the air duct system. Air duct cleaning is advised upon completion of any major home renovation project.
Pets – we love our four-legged furry friends but you would be amazed at how much hair they shed, which in turn gets pulled into our air ducts and circulates throughout the system and our home.
Personal preferences – if you have allergies or any respiratory condition, many, many people find great relief from regular air duct cleaning. If you are pregnant, many new moms want to bring their little ones home to the cleanest indoor air possible.
Talk to Dapper Ducts, Inc. and get your home or business evaluated for the specific air duct cleaning needs.
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