Promotes Good Health
Another reason why you need to have your ductwork cleaned is the potential danger to your health caused by mold. Mold can multiply quickly in a damp environment like your HVAC system, and when this happens, mold spores can spread through your entire home. Cleaning the air ducts will remove the debris that can contribute to mold growth, and a sanitizing product can be applied to neutralize the mold and help to prevent future growth from occurring.
Neutralizes Foul Odors
If you’ve ever noticed a strange smell in your home, especially when the air conditioner or furnace kicks on, that may be a sign that your ducts are contaminated. As dust and debris accumulate over time, they can cause foul odors, particularly when moisture or humidity is present. Cleaning the accumulated debris and applying a sanitizing product can help to neutralize such odors.
Preventing Future Issues
Regular cleaning not only improves the efficiency of your HVAC system now, but can also help prevent future issues from developing. Dirty HVAC systems are more likely to break down due to the buildup of dust and other particulate matter within the unit itself. Over time, dirt and dust build up in the supply registers, filters, and heat exchangers of the HVAC systems in homes. By having regular cleanings performed on all of these components, you’ll be able to avoid many costly repairs down the road.