Every once in a while, you probably take the time to make sure you do a full-scale cleaning of your home, taking care to reach some of the nooks and crannies that are often neglected during a routine cleaning session. But one of the places that homeowners tend to neglect is the ducts. While you may be able to take a vacuum or a brush to the vent and a small area of the duct opening, you won’t be able to reach the portion of the ducts where some of the most potentially hazardous threats to your respiratory health may lurk.
Duct cleaning is vital not only to the quality of the air you breathe but also for the operation of your heating and air conditioning system. In order for your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) unit to be able to run at peak efficiency, it must receive and distribute a certain amount of airflow from and to your home. Without duct cleaning, the efficiency and performance of your unit suffers, as can your health, but this is a job you shouldn’t attempt on your own.
Why It’s a Job Best Left to Professionals
Simply put, your home vacuum is incapable of reaching most of the contaminants that pose a threat to the indoor air quality in your home. The ducts may contain particles such as dust, pet dander, and pollen. Or, moisture inside the ductwork or on the indoor air handler may have led to the development of mold, mildew, and bacteria.
Professionals have tools to safely scrub the lining of ducts to remove stuck-on contaminants that most homeowners miss when they attempt air duct cleaning on their own. Generally, technicians employ the use of a powerful vacuum which creates negative pressure in the ducts so that debris is rattled away from the lining and sucked into the hose. They will perform an inspection of the ducts and use a delicate brush to ensure the inside is completely clean and clear. And if you attempt to clean the ducts on your own, you may miss a major problem that is often found during inspection—duct leaks that could cause homeowners to lose up to 30% of energy efficiency every month.
Contact the team at AccuTemp Heating and Air Conditioning and be sure you’ve chosen industry experts for a thorough duct cleaning in Louisville. Give us a call today!