A lot can happen inside the ductwork of an HVAC system during an average summer. If your HVAC ducts haven’t been used as part of your indoor cooling system, they might be dirtier than you expect, and contaminated with material that could reduce your indoor air quality or even make you and your family ill. Take the following factors into consideration when deciding whether to have a duct cleaning performed after summer.
If your HVAC system ductwork isn’t used for several months, you could see effects such as:
Some authoritative sources, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that duct cleaning should be limited to three very specific circumstances:
However, remember that if there are any types of particulates or other contaminants inside your ductwork, a professional cleaning can remove them. During a cleaning, the ducts can also be inspected for condition, quality of connections between segments, and quality of seals at connections.
Powers Heating and Air provides is a family-owned, locally based HVAC company providing HVAC sales, service, and maintenance to residents of Peachtree City and the neighboring communities. Contact us today for more information on duct cleaning and how it can benefit your home, your indoor air, and your HVAC system.
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