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How Important Is Air Duct Cleaning?

This Common Service Might Not Be Necessary

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We get it. It is important to have a clean home. And nobody wants to breathe dirty air. This blog is about the importance of air duct cleaning and having regular inspections for leaks and animal intrusions. It also covers changing filters to prevent air blockages and irritations from reaching living areas.

Air Duct Cleaning is Necessary For A Healthy Home

The case for air duct cleaning is not simple. While it has been a marketing tool for HVAC companies and handymen, duct cleaning is still important for home health. 

Consider what the EPA has to say about it:

Duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. Neither do studies conclusively demonstrate that particles like dust levels in homes increase because of dirty air ducts. There is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health.”

Air Duct Cleaning And Your Health-What To Know

In general, the metal conduits running from one part of the HVAC system to another are dry. But they collect bacteria and mold where moisture can attract growth and make the air dirty. Because the metal ducts blow air towards the air filters, light dust may gather there over time. If the collected dirt is small it should not impact home air quality. That is why regular duct cleaning, changing air filters, and inspecting HVAC equipment often is important.

One of the ways to have a healthier home is to have your ducts cleaned or inspected with annual maintenance. An Air-Tro technician can spot problems and remove dirt, or mold that has built up in the system.

Air Duct Cleaning Helps Detect Mold In Your HVAC System

Moldy air ducts can cause health problems. That is why an annual HVAC system inspection is recommended. If mold is found during an inspection a sample is sent to a lab and a treatment plan is made.

Air Duct Cleaning And Rodent Infestation

In Southern California, outside pests often become indoor ones. Weird noises, animal droppings, and odd smells are all signs of a critter invasion that requires air duct cleaning. The best way to keep animals out of the HVAC system is to check the HVAC system regularly.

For air duct cleaning or HVAC repair and maintenance, call the experts at Air-Tro at (626) 357-3535. Air-Tro has kept California comfortable since 1969.