The cool weather has arrived, which means you may have already turned on your furnace. Did you notice a burning smell? That could be your HVAC system telling you your air ducts need to be cleaned. We spoke with Stanley Santos of Dave’s Duct Cleaning regarding when your home should undergo a proper duct cleaning.
You can clean your air ducts any time of year
But since your HVAC system has had a few months of rest, dust and debris has had time to settle on the equipment. You might notice the dust collecting on the HVAC components, or find that the house feels stuffy. “Those are good indicators that it’s time to clean your ducts,” says Santos.
Hire an expert to clean the ducts
If you’ve lived in your home for a decade, imagine how much dust has accumulated – dust that you’re breathing in. These air pollutants are constantly circulated through your home via your HVAC system, which causes poor indoor air quality, and a build-up in the ducts.
“If there’s no history of it ever having been done, make an informed decision and have it done by a professional,” says Santos of Dave’s Duct Cleaning.
Moving into a newly constructed home
It’s a common misconception – if the home you’re moving into has just been built, how could it already need an air duct cleaning? Dust that’s left behind throughout the building process could be lurking in your air ducts. While your home might look clean, that doesn’t mean the air circulating throughout your new home is quality air, says Santos.
That’s why he recommends hiring a NADCA certified air duct cleaning technician to do a thorough cleaning before moving, in order to prevent your HVAC equipment from circulating polluted air.
What’s a NADCA certified technician, anyway?
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association is dedicated to promoting proper duct cleaning to improve indoor air quality and keep your home healthy.
Dave’s Duct Cleaning technicians are NADCA certified!
Indoor air quality is essential
If you or your children are prone to respiratory issues, then it’s important to mitigate debris flowing through your home’s HVAC components, says Santos. A thorough duct cleaning, coupled with a third-party filtration system, can improve your home’s indoor air quality, and the comfort of your loved ones.
Do a self-inspection
Santos says it’s very easy to do. “You can open up a return vent, stick a flashlight or digital camera with flash, and take a picture of the runway,” he explains. “Take a look and see what state it’s in.”
This visual will help you decide if your home needs a duct cleaning.
“If it’s done properly, you shouldn’t have to worry about it again for 5 to 7 years,” he says.
For more information on how Dave’s Duct Cleaning can clean the lungs of your home, visit their profile on our website! You can contact them over the phone, or send a direct email!