Question For White Plains, MD Residents: How Important Is It To Have Your Ducts Cleaned Over The Winter?

Posted on January 11, 2016, at 6:35 pm

How important is it to have your ducts cleaned over the winter? The answer is simple. Very! There are two factors that lead to this simple conclusion… health and wealth.

Have you ever noticed feeling stuffy when you first turn on the furnace? This common feeling is usually dismissed, but it shouldn’t be. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), a six room house typically accumulates up to 40 pounds of dust every year. Inside this dust you will find mold, allergens, dust mites, pollen, bacteria, and contaminants. The air you breathe is recirculated through these ducts and dust several times a day. This is especially troublesome for those with children or others who have respiratory issues that can lead to some nasty winter colds. Cleaning your ducts this winter removes that dust making your air cleaner and easier to breathe.

From an economic standpoint, having your ducts cleaned is the smart thing to do. Right now, those 40 pounds of dust is forcing your heating and air conditioning system to work harder than it has to. This overworking will shorten the lifespan of your unit forcing you to replace it sooner. Not only that, the harder the system has to work, the higher your energy bills will be this winter. None of us will want to spend more heating our homes than we have to.

For your health and for your wealth, we hope you’ll contact us today and schedule an appointment to have your ducts cleaned this winter. We’d even be happy to set you up with a regular maintenance schedule so that you never have to worry about the health of your system or 40 pounds of dust again.