When it comes to the air ducts in a home, “out of sight, out of mind” can often prove to be unhealthy and expensive. Dirty ductwork can cause the furnace and air conditioning systems to work less efficiently, therefore costing more money to operate and possibly shorten their lifespan. It can also contribute to and cause health issues by releasing dust, mold and bacteria into the air. Likewise, dryer vent cleaning is also often overlooked and can pose a potential fire hazard if not cleaned regularly.
But since ductwork is not visible, people tend not to pay attention to them until there is an issue. Cleaning and sanitizing the duct work and vents in a home is a must; especially if a home has pets, smokers, has had renovations performed or if they have not been cleaned for some time. Also, with summer air conditioning and winter heating, houses are closed up tighter than usual causing dirty air to recycle within the home.
So to create a healthier home environment, save money and improve the performance of your heating and cooling units, it might be time to bring duct cleaning to the top of the to-do list.
Talk to your Shorewest, REALTOR® about their preferred vendor to make sure your home is up-to-date!