There are many reasons home owners need the furnace and air duct system
cleaned. Among these include: to restore the home after fire or water
damage; to reduce the possibility of a home fire; to lower
energy costs; to rid the home of the allergy causing agents; to
breathe cleaner, healthier air; eliminate musty odors; save money
on future repairs to the system; and to eliminate the amount of
dust in the home. Home owners looking to get their air ducts
cleaned may have from one to several of these problems or may even
come up with a few reasons of their own. Whatever the cause, a
dirty air duct system will certainly lead to less efficiency from
the air conditioning/heating unit and cause any number of
allergies. Roland's Air Care air duct cleaning comes with 2-year
It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only
one of many possible sources of particles that are present in
that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such
as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause
You should consider having
the air ducts in your home cleaned if:
* Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not
be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service
provider to show you any mold they say exists.
* You should be aware that although a substance may look
like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not
can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis
for final confirmation. A microbiology laboratory can tell you
whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household
tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
* If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be
removed and replaced.
* If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first
place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
Ducts are infested with
vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects); or
Ducts are clogged with
excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are
actually released into the home from your supply registers.
If any of the conditions identified above exists, it
usually suggests one or more underlying causes.
Prior to any cleaning, retrofitting, or replacing of your
ducts, the cause or causes must be corrected or else the problem
will likely recur.
Some research suggests
that cleaning heating and cooling system components (e.g., cooling
coils, fans and heat exchangers) may improve the efficiency of
your system, resulting in a longer operating life, as well as some
energy and maintenance cost savings.
You may consider having
your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air
ducts will get dirty over time and should be occasionally cleaned.
EPA does, however, recommend that if you have a fuel
burning furnace, stove or fireplace, they be inspected for proper
functioning and serviced before each heating season to protect
against carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you do decide to have your
air ducts cleaned, take the same consumer precautions you normally
would in assessing the service provider's competence and
Whether or not you decide to have the air ducts in your home cleaned,
preventing water and dirt from entering the system is the most
effective way to prevent contamination
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