Why Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?

In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually just through everyday living. That 40 pounds of dust contains chemicals, air pollutants, and dander. These contaminants are then pulled into your heating and cooling system and re-circulated 5-7 times per day. Imagine what that buildup looks like inside ductwork. Dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean there is unhealthy air in your Charlottesville home, however, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions.

How Often Should Air Ducts Be Cleaned?

Air ducts should be cleaned on an as-needed basis. According to Angie’s List and the NADCA, the HVAC Inspection, Maintenance, and Restoration Association, air ducts should be cleaned every 3-5 years. An exception to this time frame should be made any time a renovation is completed, anytime pets who shed fur live in a home, or when moving into or building a new home.

Benefits Of Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning can help remove contaminants from the re-circulated air in a home. Airborne contaminants and pollutants often aggravate respiratory conditions; an air duct cleaning may be beneficial to those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system can also cause your system to work harder and shorten the life of the system; investing in professional duct cleaning can help improve your system's energy efficiency. 

A Typical Duct Cleaning Consists Of: 
  • Cleaning registers and air vents
  • Cleaning supply and return ducts
  • Cleaning of furnace or air handler interior
  • Cleaning of the blower assembly

To learn more about the benefits of duct cleaning or to schedule an appointment, contact All-Temp Heating & Cooling, LLC in Charlottesville today.

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