Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

Posted On: September 08, 2014

If you live in the Kansas City area, it is important to inspect your home’s air duct system and clean them, if necessary, each fall in order to prepare for the winter months when heating is essential. Air duct cleaning removes all dust and debris from the ducting of your HVAC system.

For air duct cleaning services in Kansas City, MO and surrounding areas, call Top Notch today at (913) 535-8002(913) 535-8002.

What Is Air Duct Cleaning?

Air duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of heating and cooling components of your forced air system. These components include:

  • Supply and return ducts
  • Registers
  • Grilles
  • Diffusers
  • Heat exchangers
  • Heating and cooling coils
  • Condensation drip pans
  • Fan motor and housing
  • Air handling unit housing

If these components are not maintained properly, they can become contaminated by dust, pollen, and debris.  If moisture is present, there is potential for mold growth, which can be released into your home’s living space. All of these factors can lead to health problems and be harmful to you and your family.

Why Should I Clean My Air Ducts?

There are many benefits to keeping air ducts free of debris. Dirty air ducts can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. This can increase energy costs and shorten the lifespan of your system. When your heating and cooling system is clean, it does not have to work as hard to maintain a desirable temperature.

Cleaning your air ducts will also improve your home’s overall air quality. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, (NADCA) the typical six-room home can create up to 40 pounds of dust a year. Think of your heating and cooling system as “the lungs” of your home, do you want to be breathing in all of that debris?

How to Tell If I Need to Clean My Air Ducts?

You should consider having your home’s air ducting system cleaned if:

  • There is visible mold growth on the ducts or any other components of your HVAC system.
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust or debris.
  • Ducts are infested with rodents or insects.

If you think your home may benefit from air duct cleaning, but you are unsure, talk to a professional. Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can provide knowledgeable and professional advice about air duct cleaning in the Kansas City area. To schedule a consultation contact us online, or call (913) 535-8002(913) 535-8002 today! 

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