Air Duct Cleaning
There has been no scientific evidence verifying that cleaning your home's air ducts will directly benefit your health. We say that upfront because many companies try to make homeowners believe not doing so is harming their family. However, there are hundreds of accounts of homeowners who, once they did have their air ducts properly cleaned, experienced fewer allergy symptoms and their heating and cooling system operated more efficiently, some say as much as 40% more efficiently. Allergy and asthma suffers seem to benefit from anything that helps to purify the air of pollutants and allergens.
Signs That You May Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned?
- If you see clots of dust, cobwebs and debris, or noticeable particles blowing out of supply registers.
- Visible mold on the inside surfaces of ducts.
- Rodent droppings and dead insects inside ducts.
- Dust buildup after recent construction work.
Benefits of Having Clean Air Ducts
- Cleaning removes accumulated dust so it won’t blow into your house and continuously circulate. Removing debris and cobwebs eases airflow and increases the efficiency of the system, in some cases as much as 40%. If you have fiberglass ducting, it gathers more dust than sheet metal. Here is a video about how duct cleaning is done.
- As we mentioned above, you may want to weigh the poisitive anecdotal experiences, there's no scientific evidence and understand the 1997 brochure published by the Environmental Protection Agency. Laureen Burton, senior scientist in the EPA Indoor Environments Division, says, "while the document is nearly two decades old, the science hasn't changed and the agency stands by its recommendations".
- We believe there is benefit to this service or we would not offer it, however, we want to provide you insight so you can make the decision that is right for you. Give our office a call if you would like to get a quote for having us "clean your duct work".
We service a large area of St. Louis with our air duct cleaning and air duct related services. See our air duct cleaning service area directory for more information.