Signs Your Ductwork Needs to Be Cleaned
June 30, 2015
Your HVAC system plays a large role in the inside air quality of your St. Louis home.
Changing the air filter frequently will help improve indoor air quality, but this is not always enough. When you start to feel that, despite changing your air filter, there is a significant amount of dust circulating through your house, it could mean that you need to have the entire system cleaned. This is not a DIY project; the ductwork in your home can be easily broken if not handled properly. In order to preserve the integrity of your duct system, contact a qualified St. Louis heating and air technician.
How Often Should the Duct Work Be Cleaned?
How often the duct work should be cleaned is determined on a case by case basis. There are a number of variables to consider, from the number of pets in the home to if anyone smokes inside of the house. If you have recently discovered water damage in your house, the ducts should be cleaned as soon as the problem has been fixed. The best way to determine how often your ducts should be cleaned is by speaking with a knowledgeable expert at Scott-Lee Heating.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
The reason for air filters and duct cleaning is primarily to maintain a healthy breathing environment inside of your home. With an air-tight, energy efficient house, every particle that is released into the air is making its way into your HVAC system. This includes things like hair styling products, pet dander, smoke particles from cooking, and of course, dust. These elements can all cause damage to the lungs or make you more susceptible to allergic reactions.
If there is someone living in your home with asthma or suffers from severe allergies, the effect is worse. These individuals may suffer unnecessarily unless you are proactive about maintaining air quality in your home.
Maintaining Your HVAC System
Your home’s HVAC system is one of its most expensive assets. It controls temperature, keeps you comfortable, and is responsible for the very air you breathe. If you want to maximize your systems performance and keep your air fresh, call Scott-Lee Heating Company today at (314) 200-0788!