Deciphering Duct Cleaning

March 19, 2015
When you start talking about cleaning your ducts, there is a lot of uncertainty and little known about the process and what it can offer. For most homeowners, duct cleaning never crosses their mind unless they are already experiencing some type of respiratory discomfort. Whether there’s dirt and dust in your ducts from a recent remodeling project or you just settled in to an older home, professional duct cleaning should make it on your to-do list to make certain that you’re not circulating dirty air throughout your home.
 
So how will you know when the time is right to schedule duct cleaning? There are a few telltale signs that can give you a better indication of the correct time to get your ducts cleaned. If your ducts show any of these signs, be sure to check with AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln about getting your ducts cleaned.
  • Noticeable mold inside your HVAC components or ductwork
  • An abundance of dust or dirt, from age or recent work on your house
  • Insects and/or rodents are taking up residence in your ductwork
Not only is duct cleaning good for giving you peace of mind that your home’s air is cleaner, but it also can help boost the efficiency of your HVAC system, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Ensuring your ducts are clear of all debris permits your HVAC system to work easier, providing you with the comfort you expect and higher efficiency. Of course, greater efficiency can also lead to an increase in savings, making your house feel that much more comfortable.
 
Maintaining a comfortable home isn’t something that many people consider their role in, but when you realize how easy it is to improve your indoor air quality as well as your energy efficiency, you’ll quickly understand the impact you can make. So when the time is right and you’re in the market for duct cleaning, be sure to give the team at AW Heating & Air Conditioning in Lincoln a call at 402-318-5351.