Many heating and cooling companies offer an air duct cleaning service. Why would a homeowner decide to get such a service? The idea is that the air inside your home is constantly recycled through your heating and cooling systems and that the air can build up an accumulation of dust and other particles over time. Getting your air ducts cleaned will remove these contaminants from the air so you can breathe more easily. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your ducts cleaned every few years, but perhaps more often in various circumstances.
Here are 3 more reasons why you might want to call a heating and cooling contractor:
Someone in Your Home Smokes
The high number of chemicals that are in cigarettes and cigarette smoke is well established. Ideally, you should always smoke outside in order to keep the air inside your home clean. But if you or someone else in your home does smoke, an air duct cleaning can help remove the particles from the air introduced by smoking.
This could be especially helpful if say, you used to smoke but have a new baby on the way and want the air to be clean when your new son or daughter comes home from the hospital.
You Have Pets That Shed A Lot
If you have a dog or another animal that sheds a great deal, the dander and other particles from the hair can get into your air supply over time. Nobody likes breathing in a bunch of dog germs. Call a HVAC specialist to clean your air ducts and allow you, and your dog, to both breathe easier.
Cleaning Up After A Remodel
Did you recently have a bunch of contractors at your home for a major remodeling or renovation? If there was a lot of wood, plaster and other materials being worked with, there could be dust particles from these materials still in the air throughout your home. An air duct cleaning will ensure your air supply is as clean as that new room you just installed.
Most HVAC specialists are called out to homes to fix problems with heating and cooling. But the next time you talk to your favorite heating and cooling contractor, ask if they offer an air duct cleaning service. You should get your air ducts cleaned once every few years, but perhaps more often if you have a specific situation that want cleaned up, like cleaning the air supply for your newborn baby.
To learn more, contact a company like Arendosh Heating & Cooling with any questions or concerns you have.