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Why Air Duct Cleaning is Essential After Home Renovations

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Home renovation projects can be exciting and rewarding, but they can also be incredibly messy. Dust, debris, and other pollutants can become trapped in your home's air ducts during a typical home renovation project, which can negatively impact your indoor air quality. That's why air duct cleaning after a home renovation is essential. As Arvada HVAC cleaning specialists, we have often seen with our own eyes what can happen in a home that has been renovated, if the air ducts are not cleaned immediately afterward.

Many people have placed an emergency call with us after making this mistake: fortunately, it is not too difficult for our experts to remedy, even if it does result in a loss of time and money for the homeowner in question. To help ensure that you do not suffer this misfortune, we thought we would share with you a few excellent reasons why you should seriously consider air duct and air vent cleaning after your next home renovation:

  • Remove Dust and Debris – As mentioned above, home renovations can generate a significant amount of dust and debris. This dust and debris can find its way into your air ducts and, when your systems are running, it will circulate throughout your home, leaving a layer of fine particles on your furniture, soft furnishings, flooring and all other exposed surfaces. A professional air duct cleaning team will be able to remove this dust and debris, helping you to keep your newly renovated home nice and tidy. While you may be able to clean the vent outlets yourself, it will be very difficult for you to clean the inside of the ductwork running around your home without the help of a local specialist.
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality - Indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing. Poor indoor air quality can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and a host of other health problems. Having your vents and ductwork cleaned will remove a wide spectrum of pollutants and contaminants from your air ducts, helping you to improve the indoor air quality in your home and create a healthier living environment for all occupants. This is especially important if one or more people in your household suffer from dust allergies, asthma or similar conditions.
  • Increase Energy Efficiency - When your air vents are clogged with dust and debris, your HVAC system has to work much harder to circulate the air throughout your home. This can lead to higher energy bills and a larger carbon footprint, which is bad news for both your wallet and the environment. By cleaning your air ducts immediately after a home renovation, you can help to ensure that your HVAC system continues to run at maximum efficiency, reducing your energy costs and helping the planet at one and the same time
  • Protect Your HVAC System - Dust and debris can also cause a great deal of damage to your HVAC system in the long term. When your system has to work harder to circulate air, it can put additional stress on every component, which almost inevitably leads to breakdowns and other operational issues. If you hire an experienced vent cleaner after your home renovation project has been completed, you can help to preserve and protect your HVAC system.

As you can see, air duct cleaning after a home renovation is essential for maintaining decent indoor air quality, ensuring that the energy efficiency of your HVAC system does not suffer and protecting every component in the system.

Preventative Measures Recommended by Our Arvada Duct Cleaning Team

While we always recommend having your ducts cleaned by a team of professionals after completing any type of major home renovation project, you can minimize the amount of dirt and debris that collects in your vents and ductwork by following the advice below:

  • Keep Your HVAC System Turned Off During the Renovations – By keeping your heating and cooling system turned off throughout the renovation project, you can prevent any air that enters your vents from making its way through the ducting.
  • Close Your Vents or Buy Vent Covers – You can go one step further by closing all the vents in your home or, if they are not designed to be opened and closed, by purchasing vent covers and fitting them before the renovation work starts. This will prevent air from entering your ducting in the first place, especially if you keep your system turned off at the same time.
  • Use the Opportunity to Upgrade Your HVAC System – An excellent way to avoid any issues with dirt and debris in your home HVAC equipment after a home renovation project is to use the renovation work as an opportunity to upgrade your entire heating and cooling system. However, we would only recommend this option if your existing system is in need of replacement. Otherwise, it will be an unnecessarily expensive solution.

If you have recently completed a home renovation and you would like to make sure that your HVAC equipment does not wear prematurely, and that you are able to provide a healthy living environment for every member of your household, we recommend typing ‘duct cleaning near me’ into a search engine and calling a few local firms to request quotations. In this way, you will be able to ensure that both your HVAC system and your home are safe, clean, and comfortable.

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