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    3 Reasons You Need to Consider Duct Cleaning

    Thursday, July 07, 2016

    Duct Cleaning TechIf you are having efficiency issues with your heating and air conditioning system, it may be time to consider getting a good duct cleaning. Clean ducts provide better air circulation and can improve air quality in your home or office. The quality of air where you live and work is important for a multitude of reasons.

    Keep reading for the top 3 reasons it’s a good idea to consider duct cleaning.

    #1: Having Dirty Ducts Can Cost You Money

    One of the biggest reasons for proper duct cleaning is financial. The rooms in your home or office could take longer to heat in the winter and to cool in the summer if your ducts are corroded with unwanted dirt and debris. If there is dust and dirt build-up in your ductwork, this can also cause your unit to run less efficiently, which will ultimately cost you money as you try to overcompensate by using the heat/air more.

    This accumulation of dust and debris, as well as the overuse of a unit while it isn’t working its best, could lead to the overall system breakdown. If you want to avoid an overhaul of your heating and cooling system or a premature replacement, you should consider getting your ductwork cleaned on a regular basis.

    #2: The Health of Yourself and Other Occupants

    If you have small children, elderly or sickly occupants, or anyone dealing with severe allergies, getting your ductwork cleaned is a must. It has been shown that built up debris in heating and cooling ducts could have a negative impact on air quality. Occupants with compromised immune systems could be in danger breathing in polluted air. For this reason alone, you should schedule a duct cleaning appointment immediately if you haven’t had one in a while.

    #3: If You Have Multiple Pets

    Another reason to get your ductwork cleaned is if you have a large family of the furry variety. Pet fur and dandruff will build up over time and can cause a multitude of problems, including unpleasant odors coming from ducts, worsening allergies for the mildly to the severely allergic, and accumulation of debris until the efficiency of the heating/cooling unit is compromised. A regular duct cleaning is vital if you have multiple pets.

    If you want to learn more about duct cleaning, or are curious about the professional heating and air conditioning services we offer at Certified Electric, Inc., contact us today or fill out our online contact form to schedule a service call. Our team will help you determine if you are in need of duct cleaning.