While the air flow may not be impeded as greatly with smaller obstructions, it helps to consider the air ducts and vents as the lungs of your home. Over time, dust and debris can and will build up in the ducts that deliver air to the rooms in your home.
You may be surprised by the varying answers to this seemingly simple question about air duct cleaning improving airflow in Wichita, Kansas. While the EPA is very careful in recommending air duct cleaning, they have listed a few instances where it should be seriously considered. Air flow obstructions can and do exist in air ducts and vents, but just how much will air duct cleaning improve air flow?
AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTIONS – BIG AND SMALL
There are many examples of when air duct cleaning did improve air flow because it removed obstructions that existed in the air ducts around the United States–including Wichita, Kansas. One air duct cleaner found a stack of books and VHS tapes inside the air duct of one room in a home where no air had been coming out of a vent. Another found that the previous tenants had stuck dirty dishes and cups into the air duct, so not only was the air flow impeded but also the air quality was severely affected.
These are just a couple of instances where the air flow was drastically improved after cleaning the air ducts because a major obstruction was blocking air flow. What about in circumstances that don’t involve such drastic obstructions in Wichita, Kansas?
While the air flow may not be impeded as greatly with smaller obstructions, it helps to consider the air ducts and vents as the lungs of your home. Over time, dust and debris can and will build up in the ducts that deliver air to the rooms in your home in Wichita, Kansas. Dust, pet hair, dander, and even mold can inadvertently be circulated throughout the home. Cleaning the air ducts and filters will get rid of the buildup and open up the home’s lungs for optimal airflow.
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE EPA
The EPA does not give blanket recommendations on whether a person should have the air ducts cleaned. Nor do they make statements that air duct cleaning will improve air flow and function if air duct cleaning is done, because the research to evaluate the potential benefits of air duct cleaning is still ongoing. They do state that cleaning all of the components of your HVAC system may improve the efficiency of its function – which would include the ability to circulate air throughout the home more efficiently in Wichita, Kansas.
However, the EPA does recommend that air duct cleaning be considered if:
- There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system.
- Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects)
- Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.
They acknowledge, too, that one might consider having his air ducts cleaned simply because it seems logical that air ducts will get dirty over time and should occasionally be cleaned in Wichita, Kansas. While the EPA continues their research and studies about the value of periodic duct cleaning, no evidence suggests that cleaning would be detrimental. So, while the EPA cannot cover every possible scenario, it becomes important to also consider what you are experiencing at home.
THE BIGGEST DECIDING FACTOR IS – ARE YOU EXPERIENCING AN AIRFLOW ISSUE IN YOUR HOME?
Have you noticed a room that has minimal or no air flow in your home in Wichita, Kansas? It could be likely that there is something obstructing the air flow or an issue with the air duct itself. It could be something significant, such as an object blocking airflow, or it could be dust and debris that is causing problems with air circulation and air flow. When dust and debris pile up in your air ducts, your system will have trouble circulating air efficiently. Again, while the EPA does not give blanket recommendations about air duct cleaning and improved airflow, they do state that cleaning all of the components of your HVAC system may improve its efficiency.
There are a lot of reasons to have the air ducts in your home checked and cleaned, including if you suspect that something may be impeding airflow and circulation to certain areas of your home. Our HVAC technician will be able to determine if there is an obstruction such as an object or dirt and debris that is affecting airflow or a potential issue with the air duct itself. FreshCo Cleaning and Restoration will make sure that the lungs of your home in Wichita, Kansas are clean, clear, and have optimal airflow!
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