You may have heard some conflicting opinions on whether or not duct cleaning is a necessary project in your home. While it’s not an issue in many homes, dirty or clogged ducts could be impairing the ability of your HVAC system to deliver clean conditioned air throughout your home. Over time, your ducts can attract mold, bacteria, insects, rodents, dust and other contaminants.
As the outside temperatures drop, people across Michigan will be turning up the heat, and if your ductwork has not been recently cleaned, your HVAC system may be pumping contaminated air particles into your home or work space. If you’re concerned about this, the smart move is to call an HVAC professional to come out and inspect your ducts, and clean them if that’s necessary.
There are multiple reasons for hiring a professional to inspect and clean the air ducts in your home. One is your health, allergies and asthma in particular. If you or someone in your home suffers from seasonal or chronic allergies, or has asthma, it’s important to consider whether dirt ductwork could be the problem. Poor air quality can aggravate these health problems. Older homes, out-of-date HVAC systems, pet dander and smoke can also lead to an increased need for duct cleaning.
Some homeowners are tempted to complete the work themselves, but many duct systems run through inaccessible areas, plus the work can be tedious and difficult. Call a home contractor that uses NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified professionals, using state-of-the-art equipment. Improperly completing this sort of job could lead to ductwork damage and expensive repairs.
If you’re interested in having your HVAC ducts inspected or cleaned, or would like additional information regarding the process, feel free to contact us todayat C&C Heating & Air Conditioning. We have been serving southeast Michigan since 1948.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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