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==Symptoms of dirty ducts==
 
==Symptoms of dirty ducts==
 
*Lots of dust in the air
 
*Lots of dust in the air
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*Allergy like symptoms while inside
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*Clogs of dust, cobwebs, and debris, or noticeable particles blowing out vents
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*Visible mold on the inside surfaces of ducts
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*Rodent droppings and dead insects inside ducts
  
 
==Why clean ducts==
 
==Why clean ducts==
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*Cleaning removes accumulated dust so it won’t shed into the household and be constantly recirculated
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*Removing debris and cobwebs eases airflow and increases the efficiency of the system, in extreme cases as much as 40%
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*Fiberglass ducts gather more dust than sheet metal ducts
  
 
==When to skip cleaning==
 
==When to skip cleaning==
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*Tight on money
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*Not concerned about dust
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*Health benefits are not proven by cleaning your ducts
  
 
==When to clean ducts==
 
==When to clean ducts==

Revision as of 19:42, 12 June 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asserts no studies have proven that duct cleaning prevents health problems. Also, there isn’t proof that dirty ductwork increases dust levels inside homes.


Symptoms of dirty ducts

  • Lots of dust in the air
  • Allergy like symptoms while inside
  • Clogs of dust, cobwebs, and debris, or noticeable particles blowing out vents
  • Visible mold on the inside surfaces of ducts
  • Rodent droppings and dead insects inside ducts

Why clean ducts

  • Cleaning removes accumulated dust so it won’t shed into the household and be constantly recirculated
  • Removing debris and cobwebs eases airflow and increases the efficiency of the system, in extreme cases as much as 40%
  • Fiberglass ducts gather more dust than sheet metal ducts

When to skip cleaning

  • Tight on money
  • Not concerned about dust
  • Health benefits are not proven by cleaning your ducts

When to clean ducts

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