Have You Ever Had the Heating and Cooling Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?


The text from your daughter this morning was funny.

In a 7:30 am message she announced that it was 31 degrees on campus and that temperature was not for her. Knowing that she was texting from Louisiana, you briefly felt sorry for her. That sympathy only lasted a minute though as you realized that over night in Nebraska the temperature had dropped to 10 degrees. This makes the eighth day in a row when the temperatures have been well below freezing and the five inches of snow that feel a week ago has not melted a bit.

If there is any humor to be found in the cold temperatures it is that you came home from work the other day to a message from the furnace cleaning and service company that they needed to come out for your regularly scheduled twice a year check up. Winter arrived so fast and so heavy this year you are guessing that there are many who have not yet had their winter system check ups.

Residential Air Duct Cleaning Services Make Your Home More Efficient
Air duct and furnace cleaning services provide a way for property owners to make sure the heating and cooling processes are more efficient and more healthy. Blowing hot or cold dirty air through a home is in no one’s best interest, especially young children, the elderly, and those with breathing conditions. Unfortunately, 80% of Americans are exposed to dust mites on a daily basis, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. According to the same study, 60% are exposed to pet dander, which can cause health problems particularly for people who suffer from allergies and asthma.

A regularly scheduled duct cleaning, as well as system check up can help property owners know that their HVAC systems are working as they should. In the U.S., ducted heating and cooling systems are installed in nearly 90% of new homes, so that means that many people may be exposed to unclean air circulating through their homes on a daily basis. The latest industry records indicate that home owners should have air ducts cleaned every three to five years for maximum efficiency of a heating and cooling system. Few of us are mentally prepared for lower than average cold temperatures when they arrive, but whether you live down south or up north, you can make sure that your HVAC system is clean, serviced, and ready to go!