The Ducts in Your MetroWest Boston Home: Do They Need to Be Cleaned, Repaired or Both?

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air ducts, MetroWest Boston, MassachusettsAre you considering having your ducts cleaned this year?

Duct cleaning has become a popular choice for homeowners looking to decrease the amount of dust and allergens in their home, thereby improving their indoor air quality. Here are some important things to consider before deciding to have the ducts cleaned in your home.

Determine the type of ductwork

Determining what kind of ductwork is present in your home will help you be a more educated consumer. Fiberboard ductwork is very difficult to clean and in many cases will need to be replaced if it’s contaminated with dust and dirt. Metal ductwork, on the other hand, is usually easily cleaned by a professional with the right tools. A third kind known as flexible ductwork can usually be cleaned as long as it’s not also contaminated with mold.

Preventive maintenance

Cleaning the duct system in your home can help reduce the dust and allergens and allow your air conditioner or heat pump to operate more efficiently. Finding out the reason behind why it’s contaminated with dust and dirt is also important. If you live in a new home and have already found it necessary to clean the ducts, most likely the builder ran the unit during the construction process. Running your heating and cooling systems without an air filter in place can also pull dust and dirt into the ductwork. There may be air leaks in your duct system, allowing dirt and dust to penetrate the ducts. A qualified technician can locate and seal the leaks for you.

Finding a trusted duct cleaning provider

There are many companies out there claiming to be reputable duct cleaners. It’s important to find a qualified technician who’s known within your community so that you can be sure they’ll provide you with exactly the services you need for your home.

For more information on keeping your ducts clean, contact our experts at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been servicing homeowners in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts since 1928.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.

Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning serves the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts. Visit our website to see our special offers to get started today!

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