Duct Cleaning How To Tell When They Need Cleaning.
Hot air furnaces heat and distribute air through a ducting system. These ducts
are typically made out of metal and you can see them when you are in your
basement, as they tend to hang from the floor joists. Over time, these ducts
collect dust and debris inside of them and as time goes on, the dust gets blown
back into the air that you are breathing and living in.
Why do you want to know
this you might ask? Well, ducts, much like chimneys, need to be cleaned once in
a while in order to keep them from pushing the debris back into the air.
Duct cleaning will provide a better indoor
air quality, reduce the presence of things like house molds and allergens which
makes it easier for asthmatics to breathe and helps to prevent non-asthmatics
from developing allergies. People with asthma are extremely sensitive to dust
and allergens which means that many of them suffer greatly if there is too much
of these things in the air.
It also gets rid of house dust which makes it easier to keep the house clean. Ever
wonder why everything looks dusty right after you dust it? Well, it's because
your ducts are dirty. Duct cleaning on a regular basis will also reduce energy
costs and result in more airflow in the furnace system which means that you will
get a better delivery of warm air. This means that you will be able to turn on
the furnace for less time and save some money as well as energy!
So how do you know when it is time to clean your ducts? How are you supposed to
figure out how often to clean them without hiring an expert to take a look for
you? There are a few tell tale signs that your ducts need cleaning. One of the
main ones is if you can see that dust and debris are blowing out of your furnace
vents. If this is happening, your ducts are long overdue for a cleaning and you
should get it done right away. Another sign that they need cleaning is if the
airflow is not as good as it normally is. You can tell this by putting your hand
over the vent when the furnace is turned on and seeing if you can feel a lot of air
coming out. If you can't or it's faint, it's time to clean your ducts.
One really good sign that it is in desperate need of a cleaning, is if you begin
sneezing for no apparent reason or if you become stuffed up when ever you are in
the house. One of the best times to get your ducts cleaned is in the late summer
or early fall. This means that you will have clean ducts all season long and not
have to worry about what is being blown into the air that you breathe. Dust in
the air can cause allergies even if you don't previously have any.
Air Duct cleaning is a great way to make
sure that you and your loved ones have the best air quality possible. So how
often should you clean your ducts? Many experts advise that you should clean
them annually, at the beginning of every cooler season although some people do
it every two or three months to ensure that there is very little dust in their
homes. The choice is really up to you and how you feel about allergens, dust and debris in
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