Clean air ducts are essential if you want your HVAC equipment to function efficiently. In addition, your home’s air quality will improve when there are fewer irritants like dirt, mold, and mildew in your air ducts. This is especially important in the greater Savannah area where the extreme heat causes many residents to rely on their air conditioner for a significant portion of the year. Make sure you leave this job to the professionals, however. DIY duct cleaning is not recommended for the following reasons.

Contamination

Cleaning your ducts may sound like a fairly straightforward job, but one thing to consider is how you’ll remove the contaminants inside your ducts from the home. You can’t simply blow dust, dirt, and other particles out of the ducts since that will only push them out into the house and reduce the indoor air quality. HVAC technicians should complete this task to make sure no contamination from the ducts gets into your living spaces.

Chemicals

In cases where mold, mildew, and other types of bacteria are found to be growing in your ducts, strong chemicals are often required in order to complete the duct cleaning process. This is something best left to professionals who know how to handle such chemicals without putting your family’s health at risk.

Delicate Parts

In addition to cleaning the actual ducts, professionals can clean the furnace and air conditioner as part of your regular HVAC maintenance. This requires disassembling and cleaning interior parts, many of which are quite delicate. Attempting to do this on your own could cause serious damage to your HVAC equipment, especially if you don’t have the right tools and expertise for the job.

In southeast Georgia, you rely on your air conditioner to remain comfortable in your home throughout even the warmest months of the year. Make sure your air ducts can handle the job by having them cleaned by the professionals at Byrd Heating & Air Conditioning. To learn more about our duct cleaning services and other air conditioning maintenance and repair services, call 912-373-8447.

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