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Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

The Benefits of an Air Duct Cleaning

Spring is on the way, and it’s time to start getting your home ready for the warmer days ahead. And while you may have started piecing together this year’s spring cleaning checklist, there is one important area of your humble abode that usually doesn’t make the cut: your air ducts.

If you have an HVAC system, chances are, your air ducts (and overall system) have not been sparkling clean since the day they were first installed. And although it’s not necessary to have your air ducts cleaned monthly, it is important to have a professional clean them annually. 

The Nassau County air duct and HVAC cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury share a few reasons why you should schedule a cleaning with our team this year.

Improves Indoor Air Quality

We regret to inform you, but there’s a chance your indoor air quality has seen better days. And if you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in quite some time, you could be doing more harm than good to not only your HVAC system but your well-being, too. 

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), approximately 90 percent of Americans spend a majority of their time indoors — and some of the pollutants they’re faced with are two to five times worse than those found outdoors. Keeping this in mind, it’s possible that common indoor allergens — such as pet dander, dust, and dirt — have infiltrated your air ducts and are being dispersed every time you use your air conditioner. Additionally, if there is mold present in your unit’s condensate drip pan, that could spell trouble: mold growths and spores will be dispersed throughout your home — not a good situation to be in.

In a conscious effort to help you and your loved ones breathe fresher, cleaner air, it’s imperative to consider scheduling an air duct and HVAC cleaning with our team. When one of our trained technicians examines your air ducts and HVAC system, they check and clean the air ducts, as well as several other components (e.g., cooling coils, motors, fan, etc.) of your central comfort unit to make sure you’re in the clear.

By giving your air ducts and HVAC system a “spa day” from our team, you can look forward to a noticeable difference in your indoor air quality, as well as a much more efficient system.

Prolong Your HVAC System’s Lifespan

Speaking of efficiency, when an HVAC unit is properly maintained over the years, it can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years. However, failure to keep up with routine maintenance — such as annual tune-ups and cleanings — can make it short-lived; this means you’ll have to replace it much sooner than you had originally anticipated. 

The reason behind a shorter lifespan is that when your air ducts are caked in various allergens (e.g., pollen, dust mites, fabric remnants, etc.), it will make it much harder for your HVAC unit to “breathe” easily and produce the comfort you’re looking for. Furthermore, the unnecessary strain can break down essential components quicker, as well as gradually increase your monthly energy bills.

In addition to your annual tune-ups from your HVAC service provider, it’s imperative to schedule air duct and HVAC system cleanings with our team. Using a series of special, high-quality tools, our professionals will free up dirt and debris, followed by using a high-suction vacuum to ensure your entire system is spotless from head to toe. Additionally, depending on the situation, our technicians may apply a chemical biocide (this helps eliminate other microbiological contaminants) to further “seal the deal.”

Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning You Can Rely On

If you’re looking for a professional air duct and HVAC cleaning specialist, you’ve come to the right place — the team at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury is here to help! Give us a call at (516) 334-2927 to schedule a consultation with our team today.

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