Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth it?

Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

You might have asked yourself “is air duct cleaning worth it for my home, or is it a scam”?

Most HVAC companies offer air duct cleaning as a maintenance service with the promise of cleaner air and better efficiency for your HVAC system. But does this service really deliver the results?

While there is no evidence proving that air duct cleaning improves the quality of your air flow or reduces the dust in your home, there is evidence that keeping a check on your air ducts can keep your HVAC system running efficiently and last a longer period.

Experts argue the need for air duct cleaning depends on a variety of factors, including pets, smoking, recent renovations, local weather conditions and overall home cleanliness. A good contractor will offer to do an inspection beforehand for a nominal charge, if any, to see if a cleaning is necessary.

When Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

  • Mold
    If you are smelling something musty or moldy from your system, you may want to have an HVAC technician come out and inspect your air ducts. Mold is formed because of trapped moisture. It can be extremely dangerous to you and your HVAC system.
  • Duct Obstruction
    It might be time to consider an air duct cleaning if your ductwork is collecting significant amounts of dust and debris.
  • Insect bodies or rodent dropping
    If you are experiencing dead insects and/or rodent droppings in your air ducts, it is a good sign they need to be cleaned. Not only do these materials circulate in your home, it’s also a sign that insects or rodents might have nests in your home.

Remember, the easier it is for the air to flow through your air ducts, the better your system performs delivering that air to your living spaces. Any blockage that is in your air ducts will prevent the air to flow properly which will mean higher energy costs over time.

Contact Air Hawk Heating and Cooling at 813-929-HAWK OR 727-SAME DAY to find out if air duct cleaning is right for you. We will be glad to help you with all of you HVAC needs.

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