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Author: laura | February 26, 2019

Do I need air duct cleaning service after a remodel?

Furnace Failure & Poor Air Quality Are on Deck Post Renovation

Having your home or business remodeled is an exciting time that leaves you with a new look.  Ahhhh, that beautiful new kitchen with the hammered mahogany wood floors and custom made cabinetry – it’s a dream come true.  You’ve got all your post install care products ready to go to keep your new kitchen looking great for years to come.  So, aside from the bill, what else is there to worry about? Our experts explain how the aftermath of your construction project can cause major damage to your HVAC system and leave you breathing harmful contaminants in your home.

Duct cleaning by Capital Heating & Cooling in Menomonee Falls, WI

After any major home remodeling project, especially if it involves asbestos abatement, lead paint removal, and  significant dust – it’s the construction aftermath, the part you cannot see – that can cause real damage.  As the construction dust begins to settle, it lingers on your floors and furniture, and makes itself a nice sticky home inside your air ducts.  Where the real trouble begins is when it makes its way to the furnace filter.

Furnace filters just are not meant to stop the amount and size of particles and debris caused by construction from getting into your furnace.  In a short amount of time the debris will clog the air filter.  So what happens if the air filter gets clogged? Well, for starters it blocks the air flow to the furnace which can in turn cause the motor to overheat.  A burned-out motor is costly and commonly results in furnace replacement services.

A clogged air filter also means the gunk and funk trying to get through will keep recycling through the air until it’s cleaned out.  Which means the quality of air inside your home will  decline until you’ve removed the debris and contaminants.  It’s just not healthy to breathe in the aftermath of a construction zone especially if your renovation included asbestos abatement, lead paint removal, or significant amount of dust.

It’s recommended that after any major home renovation or remodeling project, you wait for the dust to settle then schedule air duct cleaning service and a furnace cleaning  from a licensed HVAC contractor.  Air duct cleaning and furnace maintenance are the best and most cost-effective ways to remove construction dust, dirt and debris from your home’s HVAC system.

When choosing a duct cleaning company, be sure to consider the type of duct cleaning equipment they use, and how they’re charging you.  It can be tempting to hire a low cost duct cleaner, but before you pull the trigger sure you know what you’re getting.  A reputable duct cleaning company will be certified and follow the guidelines of The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA.)

Planning a renovation? For a free duct cleaning estimate, contact us online or call 414.384.4822.



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