When was the last time you cleaned your ducts?
Have you ever?
If a home is like a body, then your heating and air conditioning ducts are its lungs. But, what are you breathing in? Your heating and air conditioning systems will circulate the air in your home 5-7 times per day, and while your air filter may collect many of the pollutants in your home, the rest escape to either dirty your ducts, or be inhaled. However, before you trust “just anybody” to clean your home’s duct system, here are four benefits to scheduling a professional duct cleaner:
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association “In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living.” But what is dust? Some of the most common sources of dust in homes and offices are pollen, hair, and dead skin cells—disgusting! A Professional Duct Cleaner should thoroughly clean your entire duct system which will make it almost “as good as new.”
With the increased awareness of the need to clean your home’s ductwork, so has followed a rash of “duct cleaning scams” which have been detailed by Angie’s List, Dateline, and Inside Edition. Whether the scam is a “blow and go,” “bait and switch,” or a “mold inspection” where mold is always found, most start with a really low fee followed by a series of additional costs. Professional Duct Cleaners will not be as cheap as these “special deals,” but you will be getting your money’s worth!
Though the frequency of recommending duct cleaning can vary depending on a number of factors including the number of people in the home, pets, and smokers, homeowners who suffer from allergies and asthma can especially benefit from the cleaning of ducts. With the indoor air up to seven times dirtier than outdoor air, as well as individuals spending up to 90% of their workweek inside, the removal of contaminants can have a dramatic effect on those with respiratory issues.
As your heater and air conditioner run, the dust and dirt collects not just within the ducts, but also the heater and air conditioner. This buildup will cause your system to work harder to circulate the air as well as to heat and cool the air, both of which work to increase your utility bill and decrease comfort. Clean ducts are just one part of a properly operating heating and cooling system.
Call Hutchinson today to schedule a Professional Duct Cleaning in your home or office 1-866-953-8728.
Hutchinson Plumbing Heating and Cooling has been serving South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area since 1948.