If you’re considering having your ductwork professionally cleaned, you may have heard the service is somewhat unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth. Despite what you may have read, duct cleaning, when it’s performed on a regular basis, offers a number of benefits for both your HVAC system and your home.
Below, our team at Dust Doctors answers a few frequently asked questions to help you better understand why routine duct cleaning is essential for any home with an HVAC system.
Does Routine Duct Cleaning Have Any Health Benefits?
Absolutely! Having your ductwork cleaned is one of the best ways to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Your HVAC system can accumulate a wide variety of harmful particles over time, including:
● Dust and dust mites
● Chemical residues and volatile organic compounds
● Mold, mildew, and other fungal growths
● Allergens like pollen, dander, and insect droppings
When you allow these types of particles to accumulate inside your ductwork unchecked, they can travel through your HVAC filters and into the air you breathe. This negatively affects your indoor air quality and can result in the development of bothersome health symptoms and even pronounced allergic reactions.
How Often Should I Schedule Duct Cleaning for the Best Indoor Air Quality?
The appropriate frequency of duct cleaning for your home depends on several factors, including:
● Your household size
● Whether you have pets that live indoors
● Home renovations
● The presence of water damage or contamination in your HVAC system
● Occupant susceptibility to allergies or asthma
● Occupants who smoke indoors
Every home is different, which means you’ll need to consult with a duct cleaning professional to determine how often you should have your ductwork cleaned. To maintain good indoor air quality, a general rule of thumb is to schedule basic duct cleaning at two-year intervals.
Can Duct Cleaning Help Lower My Heating and Cooling Bills?
The Environmental Protection Agency has found that maintaining a clean furnace, air conditioner, and ductwork can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Since a more efficient HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to heat or cool your home, duct cleaning definitely has the potential to lower your annual energy bills.
What Kind of Equipment Encourages the Best Duct Cleaning Results?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association does not specifically endorse a single type of duct cleaning equipment over all others. That said, truck-mounted vacuums are generally more powerful — and therefore, more effective — than their portable counterparts.
At Dust Doctors, we opt to use truck-mounted vacuum equipment along with several proprietary cleaning tools we’ve developed over our many years in business. No other duct cleaning company in the Twin Cities cleans ductwork like we do, which is how we’ve built our excellent reputation over the last decade.
Need Your Ductwork Cleaned? Dust Doctors Is at Your Service
For over a decade, our team at Dust Doctors has proudly served residents throughout the Twin Cities. We specialize in comprehensive duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, a/c cleaning, and complete HVAC maintenance because our number one goal is to help you and your loved ones breathe healthier indoor air. To request a service quote or learn more about what we do, give us a call today at 651-319-9777 or send us a message, and we’ll be in touch.
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