There’s a common misconception among many condo owners, that regular maintenance of their heat pump and duct system is part of their maintenance fees. In fact, most of the time, HVAC systems and duct work are not part of standard maintenance contracts – not unless the contract specifically says so.
This can result in condo owners living with dangerously unclean ducts, and poorly maintained heat pumps, and all the while thinking that they’re covered. Instead, people with condos should look into the benefits of affordable bi-annual duct cleaning services.
Why Hire Regular Duct Cleaning Services for Your Condo
1. Protect yourself and your family
Unclean ducts quickly become breeding grounds for numerous things that are harmful to people. Mold, mildew, and bacteria can all easily thrive inside dirty ducts. In addition, they’re also frequently home to mice, rats, cockroaches, and other vermin whose droppings can be dangerous.
Keeping your ducts clean avoids a lot of potential health issues.
2. Keep your home cleaner
When a duct is dirty, not all of that dirt stays in one place. It also gets spewed out the vents, onto everything below. If you notice the furniture near a duct needs frequent dusting, or that the area below the duct is often dirty, the duct is probably causing the problem.
3. Reduce fire hazards
The materials that build up in a dirty duct can, over time, become a significant fire hazard. This is particularly true in the winter, when the heating system is blowing hot air everywhere. You should always have your ducts cleaned in the fall, to ensure there’s no danger once the heater is turned on.
4. Improve HVAC efficiency
Clogged up ducts, and poorly maintained heat pumps and other HVAC systems, can quickly contribute to needlessly high power bills. Clogged ducts will inhibit the flow of air and force the HVAC system to run longer/harder to achieve the same level of air conditioning. The units themselves are also in need of cleaning and can become less efficient over time from dirt buildup and other maintenance issues.
Regular cleaning will often more than pay for itself, just by ensuring your heating and air conditioning are always running at peak efficiency!
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