By AJ Danboise

There are lots of conflicting viewpoints out there on the necessity of air duct cleaning. Some say it is a waste of time, while others say it can improve your allergy symptoms. With so many differing opinions to sort through, homeowners can feel inclined to neglect this service.

The Truth About Duct Cleaning

At AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we want to offer the truth about air duct cleaning and the genuine situations where customers might benefit from this service.

Who Are the Best Air Duct Cleaning Candidates?

In homes with low to normal amounts of dust and inhabitants with no respiratory allergy symptoms, the difference in your air quality after air duct cleaning might only be marginal. But some homes are more vulnerable to dust and other airborne allergens. For example, older homes might be more susceptible to mold problems than newer homes. Homes with several shedding pets will accumulate hair and dander much more rapidly.

The best candidates for air quality improvement after duct cleaning include:

  • Homes with mold.
  • Homes with an infestation in their ducts.
  • Homes with a large number of pets.
  • Homeowners with server and persistent allergy symptoms.
  • Homeowners who smoke.

What Are the Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning?

Since your air ducts are responsible for circulating temperature-controlled air into all areas of your home, having them thoroughly cleaned can improve the indoor air and the overall energy efficiency of your unit.

The top three benefits of air duct cleaning include:

  1. Cleaner Living Space
    Reduce dust that would flow through your air and eventually settle on your furniture by eliminating it at the source during air duct cleaning.
  2. Reduced Allergens
    Allergens that can become trapped in your ductwork include dust, pollen, pet hair, pet dander, bacteria, mildew, mold spores, and other micro-organisms that can make you sick. Homeowners with allergies or asthma can obtain some relief from symptoms by reducing these air pollutants.
  3. Improved Airflow Efficiency
    If dust, grime, and debris build up in your air ducts, it can restrict your airflow and force your HVAC unit to work harder and use more power to heat and cool your entire home. A clean system can perform at peak efficiency and ultimately save you money on your monthly electric bill.

So, Is Air Duct Cleaning Necessary?

The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) recommends air duct cleaning for the candidates listed above. Customer testimonials indicate that removing excess dust and allergens from your ducts really can improve the quality of your air (and the quality of your life). Ultimately, it is up to each customer to decide for themselves if this service will have the maximum impact on their unique home and lifestyle. If you live in an older home, or a home with smoking, numerous pets, or inhabitants with allergies and asthma, we recommend considering this service.

If you need to schedule air duct cleaning for your home, AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical is here to help. Give us a call at (248) 477-3626.

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