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How to Know if Your Home Needs Duct Cleaning Services

Duct Cleaning

It’s no secret that having an efficient heating and cooling system is essential. You and your family need relief from hot summer days and chilly winter nights. However, one thing many homeowners don’t often think about is everything that goes into an efficiently functioning HVAC system, particularly the need for air duct cleaning. That’s where Oliver Heating and Cooling comes in!

What is Air Duct Cleaning?

The process of cleaning your air ducts helps remove buildup, including dirt, allergens, dust, debris, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses. In some homes, additional filtration systems may be necessary to reach optimal indoor air quality, including adding a humidifier or dehumidifier or optimizing filters or air scrubbers.

There are a few key signs that the ducts in your home need to be cleaned:

  • Your utility bills have suddenly spiked without an apparent reason.
  • You’re experiencing a problem with insects or rodents in your home.
  • You have a buildup of dust around the vents in your home.
  • You or a family member has suddenly had an onset of respiratory or allergy symptoms.

Benefits of Duct Cleaning Services

There are many benefits to cleaning the air ducts in your home. The most important benefit, of course, is improving the air quality for your family. Clean air improves your health and helps to keep respiratory and allergy problems at bay. In addition, removing the buildup inside of your ducts will allow for your HVAC system to be more efficient which will in turn lower your heating and cooling costs.

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

At Oliver Heating and Cooling we recommend you have your ducts cleaned every two to three years. Keep in mind, there are a few outlying factors that may affect your schedule. For example, you should always have air ducts cleaned after new construction or a major renovation in your home due to the excess dust and debris. Also, if you have had any water damage or signs of mold in your home, air duct cleaning is essential to avoid triggering respiratory problems.

Could your home benefit from air duct cleaning? Let Oliver help! We provide HVAC services to homes in the Delaware Valley area. You can easily schedule an appointment online or give us a call. We’ll make sure the air quality in your home is safe for your family.


6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends over 90 percent of their life indoors. That’s why at Oliver we stress making your home a safe environment. Of course, we can help with our heating, plumbing, and electrical services. But, one thing you may not have thought about? Your indoor air quality. We offer services to improve it and keep your home the safe haven you need it to be.
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