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Do I Need to Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Do I Need to Have My Air Ducts Cleaned? A professional air duct inspection will determine if your system needs cleaned.

Spring is the season we are asked the most about air duct cleaning. Getting our home or business at optimal cleanliness is on our minds but many are motivated to ask because of allergens. Others see high energy bills looming in the coming summer months and are looking for ways to reduce those cooling bills. All are good reasons to explore having your air ducts professionally cleaned by SERVPRO of Carthage-Joplin.


Let’s take a look first at the health benefits. Our everyday activities create contaminates in the home. Dust, dander, mold, and other pollutants fill our indoor air. Outdoor pollutants such as pollen are easily introduced into our indoor environment with open windows on a cool evening or just the normal opening of doors in daily activity. These contaminates are pulled into our HVAC system and recirculated through our home many times over on a daily basis. As the pollutants are continually pulled into the system much of it can start to collect inside the system. The EPA estimates indoor air is 3 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor.  


Removing these pollutants from your home makes since and can help relieve symptoms related to some allergen contributed respiratory issues.  While maintaining a clean home is crucial to good health, there is no scientific studies that guarantee’s better health after air duct cleaning. Let’s be real for a minute though; if pollutants and allergens bother you or your family, and are visibly present in your home, chances are you will get relief from their effects if they are removed!


Now let’s talk cold hard cash. The US Department of Energy reports 20 to 40 percent of energy used to heat and cool homes in this country is wasted. There are a lot of reasons your HVAC is not running at optimum efficiency but one reason could be because dirt and other contaminates force the unit to work harder to do its job. A clean HVAC unit is an efficient unit which could save you money. That makes most people happy.


We have established why duct cleaning is a good idea but how often does it need done? That varies based on your circumstances. A farm house on a dirt road who burns wood in a fireplace all winter and the occupants smoke cigarettes will need cleaned more often than a home in a more urban setting who haven’t introduced as many possible pollutants into their environment. SERVPRO of Carthage and Joplin can give you a free evaluation to see we if believe duct cleaning in your home or business is necessary.


When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? If the answer is never, which is the answer we get from most folks we talk to, call today. 417-623-1388