Your ductwork collects not just dust, but dirt, pollen and contaminants that can affect the air quality of your home. It can also contribute to a less-than-optimal operation of your heating and cooling systems.
How long has it been since your duct system was cleaned?
Are you having to dust furniture and floors more often?
Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies, asthma, or sinus problems?
If you own pets or if your home has been recently renovated … or if you own a new home that hasn’t had a duct cleaning since construction was completed, your ducts may need a cleaning. If it has been more than five years since your last duct cleaning, you should consider an inspection to see if it is time.
You’ll want to be sure that there is build-up in the duct work that needs to be removed, so be sure to have a photographic inspection. At Nashoba Air & BoilerWorks, our video and still cameras go deep into your system to inspect areas that you can’t readily see. You’ll get photographic evidence of debris that needs to be removed. This inside view of the ducts and system helps you to make an informed decision about cleaning.
Ductwork inspections also can reveal degraded fiberglass-lined ducts and improperly sealed duct connections. Finding these problems early can save you money on extensive repairs and keep your home environment healthier.
Duct cleaning can remove up to 99% of air contaminants and can deliver a more comfortable interior environment, save energy and lengthen the life of your system.
You might also consider bathroom exhaust duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, filter servicing, and HVAC and ductwork deodorizing. All these services help to keep your home fresh and free of interior air contaminants.
The last step should be to seal the ducts. In the average home, a ducted heating/cooling system leaks 30% to 40% of air flow before it ever hits a register. This energy is lost in the basement, between the indoor and outside walls of your house and even in the attic. Using the latest technology, duct sealing can reduce your leakage rate by as much as 95%. Your energy bills will be lower, fewer contaminants will be sucked into your duct work, your equipment will last longer, and ice dams will be less likely to form in the winter.
With duct cleaning and sealing, you’ll have the cleanest and healthiest indoor air possible.
If you have questions about duct cleaning and sealing, call Nashoba Air & BoilerWorks at 978-486-0600.