The Truth About Air Duct Cleaning in Atlanta Homes
You’ve been using your air conditioning system all summer long. Your AC unit has been working hard, keeping you cool night and day.
If you know anything about how your HVAC system works, you understand that a lot of it comes from pulling and pushing airflow from the outside to the inside, and back again. It means conditioned air flows through your ducts as it travels from room to room.
Your ductwork is hidden from view. It was put into place when your house was built and continues to work as efficiently as possible every time you turn your furnace or cooling system on. That means a lot of air runs through in any given year. And the potential for contaminants lurking in your ductwork is there also.
But let’s be frank about the need for duct cleaning. If you’ve pulled up any information at all online about duct cleaning, you understand there are two sides to the story. One side says duct cleaning isn’t necessary. The other says it should be performed on a regular basis.
As an HVAC service company, we can tell you that if your air conditioning and furnace systems are properly installed, and you follow manufacturers guidelines by replacing your air filters on a regular basis, your air ducts should remain clean and intact in the first place. That assumes everything has been working properly since the moment it was installed.
In reality, you have no idea what is hidden in the depths of your ventilation system, lurking in your ducts. So it can be a comfort knowing that a reputable professional inspects them and takes a look inside.
There are many advantages duct cleaning can be a benefit for your family:
- Provide cleaner air for your family to breathe
- Increased efficiencies due to increased air flow through your ducts
- Reducing the possibility of biological growth
- Reducing the potential of foul smelling odors
As professionals who work on all aspects of your HVAC system, inside and out, our first recommendation for a strong defense would be to ensure your system is properly maintained throughout the year, replacing your air filters on a regular basis. Then be conscious of anything that could cause a problem in your duct system:
- You’ve just moved into your home and don’t know the condition of the ductwork
- Your HVAC system was damaged in a flood or fire
- You live with smokers
- There is evidence of animal infestation in your ductwork
- Someone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma
Duct Cleaning Service in Atlanta
If you suspect a problem, it’s better to err on the side of safety and ensure your system is clean. If you need service, call R.S. Andrews’ professional duct cleaners!