Is It Time To Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Has it been a while since you’ve had your ducts cleaned? For most people, the answer to this question is a definite yes: our lives are so busy that there’s just no time to devote to thinking about having the duct work that delivers warm air from the furnace into the living spaces of our homes properly cleaned. It’s entirely possible to have years go by without ever thinking about your duct work. However, there are three instances when having your duct work cleaned should be a top priority:

  1. Your Indoor Air Quality is poor.Indoor air quality has a direct and profound impact on the health of everyone who occupies your property. Asthma, allergies and other health conditions can be triggered or made worse by exposure to dust, grime, and other particulate matter that accumulates in duct work over time. Having this material removed by Westchester’s duct cleaning experts minimizes the amount of irritating material that makes it into living spaces, which improves indoor air quality.
  2. Mice, squirrels or other vermin have spent time in your house.During cold, severe winters, mice, squirrels and other vermin seek out shelter from the weather. Sometimes that sheltering takes place inside our homes. Duct work in particular can provide small creatures with a place to be safe and dry. Of course those creatures can’t stay there – but the droppings they leave behind can be a real health hazard. Duct work cleaning removes every sign that vermin ever called your ductwork home – including the persistent problematic odors associated with their residence!
  3. Visible dirt or debris is emerging from your heating registers.In the normal course of events, heating registers get dusty and dirty. This can be addressed by the property owner with a vacuum or dust cloth. However, if these steps have been taken and the register continues to emit visible dirt or debris when the heating or air conditioning system is turned on, it’s time for duct cleaning from a Westchester professional.

Periodic duct cleaning can help your home heating and cooling system run more efficiently. Additionally, having clean ducts addresses any negative indoor air quality issues your family has been dealing with. If it’s been quite some time since you’ve had your ducts cleaned, now is the time. Call 914-937-0500 to have your cleaning scheduled.