The Greenwich Property Management Solution: HVAC Duct Cleaning

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In this installment of The Greenwich Property Management Solution, we are discussing HVAC duct cleaning. Air quality continues to be an issue on the minds of homeowners, and for good reason. Poor air quality can lead to allergies, headaches, nausea and other health issues. Our team of Greenwich home maintenance professionals field a lot of requests for duct cleaning. Let’s take a look at some of the more common reasons why cleaning your duct work is important.

Mold Issues

At Duffy Home Solutions our Greenwich Property Management team recently helped a Greenwich homeowner with a mold issue in their ducts. The homeowners had closed the vents in two of the rooms to reduce the cold air output in those particular spaces. Unbeknownst to the homeowner, closing the vents had caused condensation to form in the duct work due to the imbalance of temperature between the duct work and the rooms, and the inability for moisture to be released.

In this case our team needed to conduct a full remediation and cleaning to safely remove the mold. If you suspect there could be a mold issue in your ductwork, contact our Greenwich Property Management team. Mold can often be mistaken for dust or dirt upon visual inspection. As a result, our team can closely inspect the inside of the ductwork and take samples for testing if needed.

Air Quality

Regular HVAC duct cleaning can help ensure that your air remains clean throughout the year. In addition to duct cleaning there are a few steps that can be taken to help reduce pollutants from being spread throughout the house. Changing HVAC filters, and using a high-quality filter, is one. Other steps include maintaining low humidity throughout the house, keeping dust at bay with regular house cleaning, and keeping your pets groomed and clean.

Air filter changes are typically part of a regular HVAC preventative maintenance program; however, this type of service occurs only once or twice per year. Optimally you should change out your HVAC filters once every three months. Our clients really appreciate having our Greenwich property management team to help with this type of project.

Air Flow and Dust and Debris Reduction

Cleaning your HVAC ducts can help improve the airflow of the system. Over time dust, pet dander and hair, and debris can build up inside of the duct work. When this happens the flow of warm or cool air can be restricted. This can affect the efficiency of the system and can cause the equipment to work harder. When the system is strained it can lead to premature equipment failure.

The aforementioned dust, pet hair and other debris can also harbor moisture when it becomes trapped in the ductwork. This is a recipe for mold growth. Rooms with higher humidity, such as bathrooms, are prime targets for this type of issue. Duct cleaning by the Duffy Home Solutions property management team can remove mold spores that lead to mold growth.

Frequency of Duct Cleaning

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends cleaning residential HVAC air ducts every three to five years. If you have pets that shed frequently, or if you have allergy sufferers in the house, it may be a good idea to have it done more frequently. And you’ll want to consider a cleaning if you recently completed a home renovation, as dust from construction will be a consideration.

Maintaining the quality of the air inside your home is important to the health of you and your family. At Duffy Home Solutions our Greenwich property management team is equipped to provide thorough, attentive duct cleaning services across Greenwich. Our experienced crew will help ensure that the air in your home remains clean day in and day out.

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