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Apr 17 2018

Spring Cleaning of Your Air Ducts

Homeowners that rely on heating and air conditioning systems with ducts should consider having their ducts cleaned on a semi-regular basis. Indeed, while duct cleaning is not always necessary, there is no doubt that cleaner air ducts can both improve airflow, and improve indoor air quality. When ducts are especially dirty, the efficacy of an air conditioning system is significantly reduced, and may be at more risk of damage or breakdown. Now that spring has sprung, it’s the ideal time to consider spring cleaning of your Illinois’ home’s air ducts.

Should I Invest in Cleaning of My Air Ducts?

Before you decide to clean your air ducts yourself or hire a reputable heating and air conditioning company to handle the cleaning on your behalf, you should consider whether or not your air quality and system would benefit from the cleaning. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly recommends that you get your air ducts cleaned if:

  • There is any visible mold growth within your ducts or on any part of your heating and cooling system, particularly if mold growth is substantial. You may need to have your ducts inspected to determine whether or not mold is present, as it may not be visible.
  • Your air ducts have any type of rodent, insect, or other pest infestation. This can be detrimental to your system, and dangerous for the health of your family.
  • Your ducts are clogged by excessive amounts of dust and debris, which you can visibly see, or is being released into your home.

In addition to the above reasons, we also recommend air duct cleaning if you notice that your filters are getting dirty at an especially fast rate, you have pets and it has been multiple months or years since your ducts were cleaned, or anyone in your home has serious allergies or asthma, as improving indoor air quality could improve symptoms.

Talk to Our Professionals Today

There are certainly many cases in which cleaning of your air ducts can be beneficial, and an important piece of general air conditioner maintenance. However, air duct cleaning isn’t always necessary, and before you spend hundreds of dollars hiring someone to clean your ducts for you, you should talk to our professionals and request a duct assessment.

When you call our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we can provide you with an honest opinion about the health of your HVAC system and any air conditioning maintenance or repairs that you could benefit from. To learn more, reach us today at 708-339-6444, or send us a message at your convenience. Remember, spring is the perfect time for repairs; you want your system working by the time summer rolls around!



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