There is a lot of debate as to whether getting a heating, ventilation and air conditioning duct system (HVAC) cleaned to coincide with daylight savings time or “spring forward” is necessary in every home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), routine cleaning of the air ducts is not necessary unless you have a fuel burning furnace, fireplace or stove that heats up the home through the ducts; and they should be cleaned on a case by case basis. For the other components of the HVAC system, there are multiple advantages to having them cleaned regularly so it makes good sense to remember to spring clean your HVAC systems too.
Let’s see . . . what are the advantages for cleaning your HVAC components this spring?
HVAC systems are used in the home and have ducts throughout the house where cool and warm air flow to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. You can set the system to fan, which keeps the air in your home circulating without cooling or heating it.
Having your HVAC ducts cleaned can get rid of a mold problem. If you peek inside your air ducts or you smell a musty smell, you may have mold. The EPA states that some substances may just look like mold, before going to the expense of having the ducts cleaned, you may want to schedule your technician to have a sample tested for positive confirmation of mold. If you do in fact have mold, you need have your ducts cleaned because mold can cause serious health problems, especially in your respiratory system. You also need to diagnose what caused the mold and have that fixed, as well as replace the insulation, if any, inside your air ducts.
Having your HVAC ducts cleaned can get rid of the nasty and dangerous remnants of vermin. If you have an infestation of rodents or insects in your ducts, you really passing through your air. In addition, pests carry bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can cause illnesses. It is better to have your technician come in and service your HVAC system. If pests are detected, you will need to schedule a pest control service too.
Having your HVAC ducts cleaned can clear the ducts of dirt, dust and debris overtime. This build up can affect the system’s ability to function at full power. Talk to a trusted technician, who will determine if it is really enough dirt, dust and debris to warrant a cleaning.
Having your HVAC ducts cleaned can help your allergies. As mentioned above, you may have build up of dirt, dust and debris, or even pollen. If you notice your allergies getting worse, it may be an indication that your ducts are dirty. You may only need to replace your filters, or it may be something else entirely. Talk to your dealer today. They are eager to help folks keep their families comfortable and healthy, you realize the importance of having advanced technology on your side for your spring HVAC cleaning needs.