When you buy a new home, you aren’t exactly familiar with the last owner’s habits and cleanliness. That’s why you should always take the time to get the ducts cleaned out when you move in. Ducts can carry all sorts of dust, allergens, and contaminants that you don’t want released into your home. Additionally, dirty ducts and vents aren’t as efficient, which forces your HVAC system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. This added strain could take years off the life of the system and cause otherwise avoidable repair expenses.
When you take over the home from someone else, you can’t be entirely sure that the ducts have been cleaned recently or even ever. Though we don’t offer duct cleaning services, let’s explore some of the reasons why cleaning your ducts when you purchase a new home can help better your health and comfort levels.
Duct cleaning can help to prevent some health problems. Excess dust and mold can grow inside and cause allergic reactions and health conditions when the air is released into your home. And when you buy a new home you may not have the full story on any leaks and floods that may have occurred in the past. Having your ducts checked and cleaned can eliminate any potential mould build up that could impact your family’s health.
Ducts are an excellent place for vermin and insects to move around throughout your home. Damage and toxins caused by these critters can impact your home’s structure, costing you money. Plus, the airborne particles from the waste and saliva of rodents carry pathogens that can cause health issues, far worse condition than a simple allergen. Taking the time to clean the ducts can ensure the home is pest-free before you settle in.
New homeowners who are obtaining the home from pet owners should also consider having their ducts cleaned. Pet dander can build up in the ducts and wreak havoc on people who have allergies, causing sneezing, itchy, and watery eyes. Plus, traces of pet urine might have settled in the ducts.
If the previous homeowners were smokers, you will probably want to get rid of any lingering odours they have left behind. Cleaning your ducts can remove the remnants of the smell, plus remove any harmful lingering chemicals that are being blown throughout your house.
There is no doubt about it, cleaning your ducts when you first move into a new home is always a wise move to avoid breathing in any airborne particles that your last owner left behind.
Ductless Air Conditioners
What type of air conditioning is best, central air or ductless? Though both options are excellent, a ductless air conditioner is a great alternative for older homes or businesses that cannot accommodate the duct system needed for central air conditioning. Call us to request a free quote!