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Time to Clean Your Air Ducts?

When is it time to clean your air ducts

Most people are aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies market products and services intended to improve indoor air quality. Duct cleaning can be one way to reduce indoor air pollution and improve air quality.

Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, grilles and diffusers, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and housing, and the air handling unit housing

When not installed, maintained and operated properly, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. When moisture is present, the potential for mold growth is increased and spores from such growth may be released into a home’s living space. Some of these contaminants can cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people exposed to them

Since conditions in every home are different, it is impossible to generalize about whether or not air duct cleaning would be beneficial to your home. If members of your household suffers from allergies, or if after a visual inspection of the inside of the ducts, you see indication that your air ducts are contaminated with deposits of dust or mold (odor or mold growth) then having your air ducts cleaned may be necessary.

Of course if family members are experiencing unusual or unexplained symptoms or illnesses that you think might be related to your home environment, you should first discuss the situation with your doctor.

It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Pollutants can enter the home from both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, and smoking

The cost of duct cleaning depends on several factors such as:

  • The size of the system to be cleaned
  • System accessibility
  • Climatic region
  • Level of contamination

If you would like to schedule your ducts to be serviced, or need any other types of maintenance performed on your cooling and heating system, contact Airone today!

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