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Is Duct Cleaning Really Necessary?

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There are a number of services we offer to help our customers enjoy more energy-efficient homes, with improved indoor air quality too. A big part of this is improving ventilation systems—you know, the ”V” part of HVAC. Problems with your air ducts can have a huge negative effect on both energy efficiency and your home comfort.

This is where duct cleaning comes in. Yes, it really is necessary. It’s not one of those services you need every year, like HVAC maintenance, but it’s a service you shouldn’t skip nonetheless. What are the benefits of such a service? Read on to find out!

Routine Duct Cleaning and Its Benefits

Professional duct cleaning will have the best results if it’s done every 4-5 years, unless there are extenuating circumstances that would require it to be done more often than that. Our team can help you make an informed decision about this!

If you’ve never had your ductwork cleaned before now, chances are you’re overdue, and here’s what you’ll get as a result:

Better Indoor Air Quality

Here’s a little factoid to put your air ducts in perspective: the average 6-room household will circulate about 40 pounds of dust through your HVAC systems each and every year. Your air ducts are basically a reservoir for all these particles, which includes dust and other particles like allergy and asthma triggers—lint, dander, dust mites, etc.

You can keep as clean a house as possible but still miss most of the dust and debris floating throughout your home because it’s being brought in by the air ducts. Professional duct cleaning gives your whole home a fresh start.

Better HVAC Efficiency

One of the main reasons that HVAC systems lose energy efficiency is from clogged up and dirty ductwork. Even a thin layer of dust puts resistance against airflow, preventing your HVAC systems from conditioning the home as they should. If you haven’t invested in duct cleaning in 5+ years, then there’s a very good chance you’re paying too much to use your cooling and heating systems.

Better HVAC Equipment Life

Due to restricted airflow, your heater or air conditioner may have to run longer to reach the desired temperature settings on your thermostat. As a result, they accumulate wear and tear faster than they normally would. This shortens the lifespan of your HVAC equipment but can be avoided.

Don’t Fall for Duct Cleaning Scams

One reason we recommend hiring only professional, licensed HVAC technicians for your duct cleaning services is because there are deceptive “contractors” out there, trying to sell people duct cleaning services that actually aren’t as thorough as they should be.

They may offer the lowest price on the market, but it can also be nothing more than a quick vacuum service that doesn’t really do anything to improve the integrity of your ductwork or your HVAC systems. Count on our team to provide exceptional duct services, as well as HVAC services and more.

Contact Sunset Air for professional duct cleaning in Olympia, WA.

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