Deciphering Duct Cleaning03/19/2015 When it comes to cleaning your ducts, there is some uncertainty and little known about the process and what it can offer. For most homeowners, duct cleaning doesn’t cross their minds unless they are already feeling some type of respiratory discomfort. Whether there’s dirt and dust in your ducts from a recent remodeling project or you just settled in to an older home, professional duct cleaning should make it on your to-do list to ensure you’re not circulating dirty air in your home. So how will you know when the time is right to schedule duct cleaning? There are a few clear signs that can give you a better indication of the correct time to get your ducts cleaned. If your ducts contain any of these signs, be sure to check with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line about getting your ducts cleaned. Visible mold inside your HVAC components or ductwork A large amount of dust or dirt, from age or recent work on your house Insects and/or rodents are taking up residence in your ductwork Not only is duct cleaning good for giving you peace of mind that your home’s air is cleaner, but it also can help increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Ensuring your ducts are clear of all debris lets your HVAC system work easier, giving you with the comfort you expect and higher efficiency. Of course, greater efficiency can also lead to an increase in savings, making your house feel that much more comfortable. Maintaining a comfortable home isn’t something that many people consider their role in, but when you realize how easy it is to improve your indoor air quality as well as your energy efficiency, you’ll quickly recognize the impact you can make. So when the time is right and you’re in the market for duct cleaning, be sure to give the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line a call at 610-626-2540.