Cleaning Your Ducts — When Should It Be An Option?

Posted On: December 12, 2011

The air quality inside your home will play a major role in the health of you and your family members. One critical aspect of maintaining a healthy environment in your household is to keep your system’s ductwork clean and clear of debris, mold or pests.

When dirt, dust, mold, pests or debris accumulate in your air ducts, your conditioned air will kick up harmful pollutants and send it into your home. However, it’s not always easy to tell when it’s time for cleaning ducts. Following is a list of circumstances that will let you know if it’s time to have your ducts cleaned:

  • There is visible evidence of mold growth in your air ducts, or on your system. Mold can turn into a huge problem. Not only can it damage the structure of your home, but it can also cause major health problems for you and your family members. If there is any evidence of mold growing in your system, get your ducts cleaned by a professional.
  • There are pests living in your ductwork. Your air ducts are the perfect place for insects and vermin to live. Some pests can carry harmful diseases with them and threaten the health of members of your household. If there is evidence of pest activity in your home, get your air ducts cleaned.
  • Excessive amounts of dirt and dust are entering into your home through the supply registers connected to your air ducts. As mentioned earlier, when dirt and dust makes their way into your home, it will negatively effects your indoor air quality. This will lead to health issues, especially among allergy sufferers who live in your home. To eliminate the risk of dirty ducts affecting your home’s air quality, have them cleaned.

By cleaning ducts in your home, a professional will help ensure that your indoor air stays healthier. For more information on duct cleaning, contact the experts at Ernst Heating & Coolingtoday. We’ll be more than happy to help you with all of your home comfort needs in the Highland area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about cleaning your ducts and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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