New Furnace, Clean Ducts!
The average homeowner replaces their furnace about every 10-15 years. Most times the last time the furnace was replaced was also the last time an air duct cleaning was done.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), you should see about having an air duct cleaning if:
- If you can visibly see mold growth inside air ducts or other parts of the system, such as the vents.
- The air ducts are riddled with insects or rodents.
- Dust and debris are clogging the ducts while being released into your home.
Most times you cannot see dust and debris that is being blown into your home with the bare eye. When a contractor comes in and replaces the furnace, he is not replacing any of the ductwork, therefore anything that was captured inside will remain inside. Another thing to keep in mind is that the new furnace might blow out air differently than the old one, forcefully pushing air and debris when it is turned on for the first time, which is why you should clean the air ducts prior to turning the new furnace on.
Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning NJ
According to NADCA, pollutants in our home are recycled throughout the HVAC system and are distributed back into the home up to 7 times per day. Because of this, an accumulation of contamination materializes in the ducts. Having dirty ducts does not automatically mean that the air in your home is unhealthy. However, it can contribute to irritating allergies, cause serious problems for individuals who have respiratory health issues, or autoimmune disorders.
The average American spends around 90% of their time indoors. To reduce dust and improve the air quality in your home be sure to have an air duct cleaning as necessary.
Plus, as a report by the US Department of Energy up to 30% of the energy used to run the HVAC system is wasted. Pollutants in the HVAC system can cause the system to not run properly and can even shorten the life of the system as well. A clean system will maintain your desired temperature with ease.
Things to Expect from an Air Duct Cleaning Service Provider
If you decide on getting your air ducts clean, your service provider should:
- Stay in compliance with the NADCA standards.
- Handle the ductwork with care. (Reinsulated and seal any access holes that were made at the time of service.)
- Preserve the carpets and furniture in your home.
- Use a high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuum.
One last thing: Do not forget to clean your dryer vent! A dryer vent cleaning will clear out any lint or dirt that gets trapped inside over time. Although it is often overlooked, it is a crucial step in the maintenance of your home.