Air ducts often fall victim to an out of sight, out of mind mentality. As a result, many homeowners may not consider duct cleaning until there is a major problem, such as an insect or rodent infestation. It’s important not to overlook this component of home maintenance. In this post, we discuss the benefits of residential duct cleaning Montgomery County, PA homeowners should know about.
Air Duct Contaminants
Air ducts can harbor contaminants like pet dander, pollen, dust, remnants from insect or rodent infestations and even mold or mildew. Furthermore, these pollutants can build up over time and, if left unchecked, can cause HVAC and air quality problems.
What Does Duct Cleaning Entail?
A professional company like Kinkaid performs a thorough inspection and cleaning of your whole duct system. This includes air registers, vents, grilles, the housing of your HVAC unit and more. Working with Kinkaid includes the additional benefit of our knowledge in related areas, such as heating, cooling and water heating. This enables our technicians to take a holistic approach to air duct cleaning, with a thorough understanding of potential root causes behind problems like inefficient airflow, unpleasant noises or the presence of mold and mildew.
The Benefits of Residential Duct Cleaning
Next, let’s look at some of the benefits homeowners can enjoy as a result of regular air duct cleaning:
- Reduces the smell of musty odors.
- Reduces the amounts of allergens like dust and pet dander present in the home.
- Prolongs the life of your HVAC unit and air filters.
- Ensures thorough inspections of ductwork through regular cleanings by qualified professionals.
- Reduces the risk of fires, as in the case of dryer vent ductwork.
When to Clean Air Ducts
Ductwork should be cleaned once a year, as a general rule of thumb. Depending on factors like a homeowner’s climate, air duct system and the number of pets in the home, this will vary.
Work with Kinkaid!
Kinkaid has proudly served Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia and Chester Counties since 1917. We offer residential and commercial installation, maintenance and repair on all makes and models of HVAC equipment. Kinkaid is here to help, contact us today to get started!