Brace Yourself For The Blast Of Dust When You Turn The Furnace On — Or Just Get Your Ductwork Cleaned

Brace Yourself For The Blast Of Dust When You Turn The Furnace On — Or Just Get Your Ductwork Cleaned

Brace Yourself For The Blast Of Dust When You Turn The Furnace On -- Or Just Get Your Ductwork CleanedIf you have never had your ductwork cleaned, you probably experience the consequences on a daily basis, maybe without even realizing it. If you go too long without having them cleaned, dust and dirt that have built up in them can blow into your living spaces each time your heating or cooling equipment turns on. This can have a huge impact on your indoor air quality. By having them cleaned regularly, however, you can be sure that you are keeping your air safe for you and your family.

Duct cleaning includes not only having your supply and return ducts cleaned but also grills, diffusers, heating and cooling coils, the fan motor and the air handling unit housing. Make sure that your HVAC technician is going to clean all of the components of your system so that you get the most for your money.

Moisture in your ducts is a particularly dangerous threat. Dark, damp areas are perfect for microbiological growth with mold being one of the most common results. Mold circulating through your air can pose a major health hazard to you and your family, especially if you already suffer from allergies or asthma.

HVAC technicians use a variety of specialized tools to ensure a thorough cleansing that will help dislodge dirt and various debris in the ductwork. Once this is done, it is sucked out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.

They may also use chemicals designed to kill harmful microorganisms. After the system has been cleaned, they may recommend applying preventive chemical treatments that will help stop mold from growing.

For more information about having your ductwork cleaned, contact Powers Heating & Air. We proudly serve the Peachtree City area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about furnaces and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Powers Heating & Air serves Peachtree, GA and the surrounding areas.  Visit our websiteto see our special offers and get started today!      

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