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Is Duct Cleaning the Answer to Asthma Relief?

Breathing should be easy, and for most people it is. For allergy sufferers, however, mere exposure to the allergens that are found everywhere can render this basic function challenging.

If you or any of your loved ones have asthma, making every effort to maintain good indoor air quality at home matters. To help with this, focus on the cleanliness of your Hader heating and cooling system, starting with the ducts.

Why Is Duct Cleaning Important?

Contaminants like dust accumulate in the ductwork over time. Even if you clean your rooms regularly, trapped pollutants in the ducts can still affect the quality of your indoor air.

The Environmental Protection Agency may not recommend routine duct cleaning, but authorities agree it should be done when needed. With periodic HVAC maintenance, a trained technician can evaluate the cleanliness of your ducts to prevent leaving significant dust buildup unchecked.

What Should You Do If There Are Holes in the Ducts?

Before having your ducts thoroughly cleaned, it’s imperative to seal any gaps in them first. If you use Aeroseal, the drying time is only two hours. After this period, you can proceed with duct cleaning without any problems.

When to Replace Your Ducts?

Sometimes, it’s better to just get new ducts rather than to try to clean your existing ones. This option is more suitable when you have mold colonies in your HVAC system. Unfortunately, cleaning your ductwork alone doesn’t solve the moisture problem, which sets the stage for the proliferation of these allergens.

Consult an Experienced Hader Heating and Cooling Technician

Let one of our Hader heating and cooling technicians evaluate your HVAC system to determine the condition of your current ducts. Hader provides an honest assessment and sound recommendations, so you’ll know the best direction to take. Call us now at (513) 612-9201 to discuss ways to improve your indoor air quality and help ease your asthma symptoms!

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