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While most people are diligent enough to dust and vacuum the surfaces inside their home, few think about the dust that circulates through their central heat and air conditioning systems.
Even if you’re sure you have kept your home free from allergens, your ducts may be contributing to indoor air pollution from these causes:
- Previous Tenants: Ducts can trap pet fur, smoke, dust and toxins from previous owners and renters of your home or business. These potential allergens may be present in your home without your knowing about it. If you or a family member has been suffering from allergies even though you have eliminated other potential irritants, you may be suffering from dirty ducts.
- Home Renovations: Has your home had any remodeling or renovations? Dust from drywall, wood and chemicals may be trapped in your air ducts and continuing to circulate through your house.
- Mold: Mold inside ducts can accumulate and circulate through your house and make you sick. Have your ducts inspected for mold as they are cleaned to be sure that not only the mold is removed but the cause of the mold is discovered and eliminated.
Two other advantages of duct cleaning:
Save Money on Heating and Cooling: cleaning the ducts reduces the load on your HVAC system. Dust can make your system inefficient and that can cost you money. The federal EPA estimates that if you remove less than a half-inch of dust, you can improve your energy efficiency 20 percent.
Protect your HVAC system: nine out of 10 home heating and air conditioning systems fail because they were not properly maintained. Yearly, have your unit serviced and the ducts inspected. Clean the ducts this year if they haven’t been cleaned before and then follow the cleaning suggestions of your HVAC professional.
Homeowners don’t have the proper equipment to do a comprehensive duct cleaning. If you would like us to come and inspect your ducts to see if they need servicing along with your annual cleaning of your HVAC system, contact us at Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been proudly serving Connecticut residents since 1974.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, visit our website.
Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning services South Windsor, Connecticut and the surrounding areas.
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