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What are the pros and cons of duct cleaning?

Jul 22

Most North American homes today have an HVAC system that must be operational for at least one year. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure your HVAC system doesn't fail. This includes your air ducts. While some people believe that checking your ducts' condition should not be done, others feel it is essential. We will discuss the pros and cons of air duct cleaning.

Experts recommend that you clean your air ducts once every three years, or whenever there are obvious signs that your furnace needs to be repaired. If you find mold in your ducts, or if rodents or insects are present and there is an excessive amount of dust on the surfaces of your home, it's time to clean them.

A duct inspection will provide you with many benefits. For example, you won't have to clean your home as often to prevent dirt buildup. However, it is important to know how to distinguish the true benefits from the fakes.

Some companies claim that cleaning your air ducts will improve your overall health. However, this is not supported by scientific evidence. Although cleaning your air ducts will improve the quality of your home's air, it won't make a difference to your overall health. Maintaining your air ducts is important if you have asthma or suffer from allergies.

We have compiled a list of all the benefits and disadvantages that can be found online before you hire a professional to clean your ducts.

The pros and cons of air duct cleaning

Furnace Cleaning Pros

Your HVAC's efficiency and longevity can be increased

Your HVAC system will need to work harder if your air ducts are clogged with dust and debris. The air won't flow freely through your home, so the system won't be able to achieve the desired temperature. The heating and cooling systems will need to work harder to push the air through dirt and into your home.

Your HVAC system may be working harder than it should. This could lead to higher energy and maintenance costs. Your HVAC system will last longer if you clean it. You will also save money on expensive repairs.

Eliminating the danger of deadly diseases

Although we stated above that air ducts could not affect your health, this is not always true. Rodents and insects can hide in your HVAC system and infest your home. This could pose a threat to your health as well as your family's.

Furnace Cleaning Cons

It is impossible to conduct a visual inspection

There are many tasks that you can perform on your HVAC system by yourself, such as basic maintenance or changing filters. However, this is not possible for your air ducts. There is no way to see if your air ducts are in trouble. Most of the time the problem is invisible.

It will cost you money to have a contractor come out and inspect the problem. The technicians will be equipped with all the tools needed to diagnose the problem and fix it.

If your air ducts are not clogging with mold, but you still have significant dust in your home, it might be time to change your filters more often. Every system has a filter that captures dust and keeps it from building up in your ducts.

Check your filters if there's a lot of dust in your home. You can sometimes clean your filters but they will need to be replaced if they stop working. You won't have to clean your air ducts if that fixes the problem.