Do I need to get my ducts cleaned after construction?
Yes, the answer is YES! When wood is being cut or sanded, debris is released into the air.
Let’s face it: contractors want to be comfortable while they work. This indicates that your HVAC system has been set to the desired temperature. Even if all measures are followed during construction, such as putting filters at all vent grills or turning off the system, it does not ensure that your air ducts will remain debris-free.
An average filter is just 60% efficient, which means that 40% of all dust passes through the filter, resulting in dust being blown throughout your home. Even if your HVAC system is turned off, you are not safe. Even when the system is turned off, your ducts continue to operate as a vacuum. According to physics, heat is always drawn to cold. This implies that any particle in the heated air is now attracted to the cold ductwork.
Furthermore, contractors frequently use air conditioning to speed up the drying process of spackle, adhesives, and paint, as humidity in the air would significantly slow down the drying process and therefore the whole project.
Let’s skip forward… You’ve moved in and feel like you’re dusting every day. This is not only causing a headache, but it is also putting a strain on your system.
Before you turn on that system after construction, contact Luxe Ducts to have it cleaned to guarantee it is operating at optimal efficiency!