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The short answer to do you need to have your ducts cleaned is how long has it been since they were cleaned. If you just purchased your home then you may not know the answer to this question and a system inspection will be needed. You can also tell by the accumulation of dust around the home, rather how quickly dust builds up after you clean your home. A word of caution at the end regarding about looking for Bellingham Duct Cleaning services, so read on!

What Is Duct Cleaning

The air ducts in your home can be likened to the veins and arteries of the human body. Arteries carry blood away from your heart. Veins carry blood back toward your heart. In this analogy the arteries are the system of ducts going from your heating system to all parts of your home. The home will also have a return air where air is circulated back from the home into the heating system. This is the return air (vein) of your home’s heating and cooling system. They carry fresh air into your home and distribute it throughout, while also removing stale air. But over time, your air ducts can collect dust, dirt, mold, and other pollutants. This can not only make your home’s air quality poor, but it can also lead to health problems due to a busy immune system and result in allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.

In Bellingham WA area, the most common HVAC sysem use these system of ducts to regulate the temperature in your home so it is important to have your air ducts cleaned regularly. A professional duct cleaning service can remove all of the dirt, dust, and other pollutants from your ducts, leaving your home’s air clean and healthy.

These Are The Benefits Of Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned

    • Your home smells better: The air quality goes way up when the dust, debris and any contaminated objects or bugs in the system are removed. Yes, your system can get infested with bugs.

    • Increased energy efficiency: Air flows better over a smooth surface. Cleaning your ducts can smooth out the air flow and make it easier on your furnace. Of course this impoves efficiency and can lower your heating or cooling bill and extend the life of your furnace.

    • Reduced risk of mold and mildew: Mold and mildew can grow in dirty air ducts, which can release harmful spores into the air. These spores can cause respiratory problems and other health problems. The less debris in there, the less chance of an environment being cultivated for this moss and mildew.

    • Increased home value: Home buyers are becoming more savvy when purchasing a home. If you can show that you got your ducts cleaned regularly it proves that your furnace has not been under unnecessary strain for many years. This can be a nice bullet point on the home listing.

Watch Out For Scams

Make sure you call a reputable company for this service. Don’t fall for cheap specials that are actually bait and switch techniques and will end up costing you far more than a company with integrity. The national average cost of air duct cleaning is between $450 and $1,000. This varies by the size if the home, how many registers there are and other factors. If you go cheap your ducts may not be cleaned at all and only the opening of your register will be cleaned.

Contact Bellingham HVAC Duct Cleaning today to talk to us about an inspection or to schedule an appointment. It is likely your ducts do not need to be cleaned at all and a company with integrity will tell you that!

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