Should I Clean My Air Ducts?
Oct 12, 2015
When was the last time you thought about cleaning the air ducts in your air conditioner or HVAC system? Never? There’s a reason for that. While dust particles and debris can gather within your ductwork, cleaning it out doesn’t necessarily impact the air in your home. In fact, if you have mold or mildew building inside, cleaning your ductwork holds the potential of just making it worse.
Here at FL Green Team, we know that ductwork cleaning is a scam. We won’t let our customers fall victim to it. Many companies who offer ductwork services use manual or power brushing, which can actually damage the ductwork if it’s made of insulated fiberglass or backed by flexible foil.
These systems simply weren’t made for the cleaning process used by many companies who claim this service is necessary. Even if they were, the layout of the ductwork is often a complicated web with twists, turns, and overlaps that make cleaning it properly impossible. Attempting to clean it could end up polluting your air quality by loosening accumulated debris and fiberglass, which can then be blown into your home.
If you have mold and mildew, then the true cause behind this kind of buildup is either poor filtration, bad design or the ductwork wasn’t sealed properly. In cases like these, you may need a replacement. Otherwise, the problem will linger, and you certainly don’t want that.
While duct cleaning is a scam, mold and mildew are still a serious problem. They can trigger allergic reactions that can cause potential health concerns for you and your family. If your filters are clean, but you find yourself coughing, sniffling, and sneezing in your home more than you are outside of it, then it’s time to call our trustworthy HVAC system technicians to diagnose the true problem.
If dust and allergies are an issue in your home, we can help you make additions to improve the air quality. Ask a FL Green Team professional about how an air filtration system, air purifier, and ultra violet lights can help you.
Simply contact us at 239.208.7935 with your questions. We also encourage you to take a look at our Special Offers page to see how you can save with your next appointment.