Air duct cleaning is a relatively new service, and if you’ve never had your air ducts cleaned in Whitby, you might be thinking, “If I haven’t cleaned my air ducts in all the years I’ve lived here, why should I start now?” At QJS we get this question all the time, and while some may feel that air duct cleaning isn’t necessary, others who suffer from allergies or other symptoms experience relief after their air ducts are clean.
How Do My Air Ducts Get Dirty?
Air is circulating throughout your HVAC system whenever it is running, and the more your system runs the higher the likelihood that dust, allergens, and other irritants are in your air ducts. Air is pulled through your return registers and re-circulated throughout your home, so whatever is in your air—pet dander, dust, smoke, pollen, etc.—is being recycled. Air ducts can also be contaminated with mold growth, and can become infested with rodents or insects. You certainly don’t want that circulating throughout your home.
When Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?
There are several instances in which having your air ducts cleaned in can be beneficial and actually result in improved quality of life in your home. If you or someone in your household is constantly suffering from allergies or other unexplained symptoms that may be related to indoor air quality or mold exposure, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned. Because dust, pollen, and other allergens can become trapped in your air ducts, removing these contaminants by cleaning your air ducts can help reduce symptoms.
If you have visible mold growth inside your air ducts or any other area of your heating and cooling system, having a professional air duct cleaner in Whitby remove the mold is recommended. It’s important to address the source of the mold first, as it is likely to return if the original problem is not addressed.
Choosing an Air Duct Cleaning Service Provider
There are a lot of companies that call themselves air duct cleaners, but not all air duct cleaners are alike. Be weary of companies that are brand new, are promising extremely low prices, or who can’t answer specific questions about what their service includes and how they clean your air ducts. It’s a good idea to get a written estimate that itemizes all included costs.