Duct Cleaning May Not Solve All Indoor Air Quality Problems
It is impossible to say whether or not air duct cleaning in your home would be beneficial. You may be considering having your air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should be occasionally cleaned.
There are 3 situations when Jackson Total Service recommends duct cleaning:
1) There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
2) Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects); or
3) Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.
Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It is important to keep in mind that dirty air ducts are only one of many possible sources of particles that are present in homes. Pollutants that enter the home both from outdoors and indoor activities such as cooking, cleaning, smoking, or just moving around can cause greater exposure to contaminants than dirty air ducts. Moreover, there is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health.
Since conditions in every home are different, Jackson Total Service cannot give a one price fits all estimate for duct cleaning. Plus, sometimes the contamination may be a symptom of a larger problem. Over 90% of homes have hidden air control problems. Jackson Total Service offers an optional test that allows us to identify the root cause of a dusty or unhealthy indoor air problems and will evaluate if you need your air ducts cleaned. It will help you understand all your options, and frankly will save you money in the short run and in the long run. It actually costs a lot less than a good duct cleaning. As a side benefit, it identifies many things you can do to save energy and money and improve comfort.
Jackson Total Service is an air conditioning, plumbing and electrical contractor in Naples, FL. We are located at 3727 Enterprise Ave 34104.
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