Deciphering Duct Cleaning03/19/2015 When you start talking about cleaning your ducts, there is some uncertainty and little known about the process and what it can offer. For most homeowners, duct cleaning never crosses their mind unless they are already experiencing some sort of respiratory discomfort. Whether there’s dirt and dust in your ducts from a recent remodeling project or you just relocated to an older home, professional duct cleaning should make it on your to-do list to ensure you’re not circulating dirty air throughout your home. So how will you know when the time is right to arrange duct cleaning? There are a few clear signs that can give you a better hint of the ideal time to get your ducts cleaned. If your ducts show any of these signs, be sure to check with Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield about getting your ducts cleaned. Visible mold inside your HVAC components or ductwork A large amount of dust or dirt, from age or recent work on your house Insects and/or rodents are taking up residence in your ductwork Not only is duct cleaning good for offering you peace of mind that your home’s air is cleaner, but it also can help increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Ensuring your ducts are clear of all debris allows your HVAC system to operate easier, giving you with the comfort you expect and greater efficiency. Of course, greater efficiency can also lead to more savings, making your house feel that much more comfortable. Maintaining a comfortable home isn’t something that many people consider their role in, but when you think about how easy it is to improve your indoor air quality as well as your energy efficiency, you’ll quickly understand the impact you can make. So when the time is right and you’re in the market for duct cleaning, be sure to give the team at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield a call at 661-437-3499.