Under the refrigerator, behind the stove — there are places in our homes we know we have to clean no matter how unpleasant the chore. The ductwork in your Elkhart, IN home’s central HVAC system is another of those out-of-sight areas. The maze of air ducts that winds through your home collects the same type of dust and grime, substances that emit odors over time. Professional duct cleanings help keep everything smelling fresh and clean.

Airborne Contaminants

From dust mites and pet dander to fumes from cleansers and personal care products, numerous pollutants are generated every day through normal household activities. These airborne contaminants get pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated through your home. They also slowly collect on the surface and crevices of the ductwork. Dirty ducts impair the system’s efficiency, forcing it to run for longer cycles to keep everyone comfortable. The buildup of pollutants in the air ducts can also create foul odors.

Indoor Air Quality

Smoking, painting, cooking — any activity that generates a smell leaves its trace on the air ducts in your HVAC system. It’s not just about dealing with unpleasant odors. The following circumstances make duct cleaning essential for good indoor air quality.

  • Biological contaminants are present on HVAC components.
  • There are signs of pest infestations in the ductwork.
  • An excessive accumulation of dust and debris is visible in the air ducts.

Professional Duct Cleanings

If you can’t identify the source of foul odors in your home, scheduling an inspection by a qualified service technician is the best way to find out what’s causing the smell. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends contacting the company that handles your heating and cooling needs for help. It’s critical to choose HVAC professionals who know how to clean the ducts without disrupting the carefully balanced air exchange system.

For professional duct cleanings you can trust to deliver quality results, call Rex’s Heating and Cooling. We’re proud to offer HVAC services that make your home in Elkhart, IN a more pleasant place to inhabit.

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