Air duct cleaning gets a bad rap. Some assert that it offers no health benefits, and others flat out call it a scam. Both of these assumptions are false!
Not every home needs air duct cleaning, but for those that do, it’s certainly not a waste of money. Here’s why:
It can improve your air quality. “In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living,” warns the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Moreover, chemicals, dander and other contaminants are re-circulated through your HVAC system up to seven times a day. Dirty air ducts, therefore, could be contributing to poor air quality and health issues.
It can boost HVAC efficiency. Cleaning out the dirt, debris and cobwebs within your ductwork can improve efficiency by up to 40 percent, reports Houselogic. That’s because it eases airflow, so your system doesn’t have to work as hard.
It can eliminate odors. When air ducts become infested with vermin (like rodents and insects), unpleasant smells can arise. As air circulates through the ducts, it carries odors with it. Even the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advises to have your air ducts cleaned if there’s an infestation.
As you can see, air duct cleaning isn’t a waste of money — as long as you’re doing it for the right reasons. You can count on EnviroGreen Boston for non-toxic cleaning solutions that adhere to strict EPA guidelines. Learn more at our website, and connect with us on Facebook for tips and tricks!