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What’s in My Ducts and Why Can’t I Clean Them Myself?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Duct cleaning isn’t something that many people think about as part of their home maintenance, and its not something we want to spend money on. But that doesn’t mean that your ducts should be ignored.

Ducts help distribute heated air form your furnace and cool air from your air conditioner, allowing you to generate the air from one centralized localation then distribute it throughout your entire house. They snake through unobtrusive areas like your attic and the crawlspaces in your walls. As such, it’s very difficult to tell what may be building up in them and where that build-up might occur.

Most of the time, it’s dust and dirt, pulled in from the heater/AC and spread throughout your house via the ducts. You can stem the tide of dust by changing the filters in your HVAC system regularly, but it can still creep in, especially if the ducts develop a fissure or a leak. Here on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, mold can sometimes be an issue too. If any moisture gets into the ducts – via a leak, a clogged drain line or the like – it can stagnate  and cause indoor air quality issues. All of these can impact the health of your family, exacerbating allergies and leading to increased irritation in the nose and throat.

As for cleaning it yourself, ducts can be quite extensive and getting into every corner involves more than just running a wet-dry vac around the vents. You need specialized equipment and a fair amount of know-how to do the job properly. That’s why a company like Steve Hoskins AC can be so invaluable to your household. Pick up the phone and give us a call today to schedule duct cleaning service in Merritt Island and the surrounding areas.