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Forced Air Heating

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Routine Care Task

Air duct cleaning

Priority

The condition of moisture, dust, pollen, etc. in your ductwork can create a breeding ground for molds and spores.

Cleaning the ductwork removes these contaminants and also increases the air flow efficiency of your ductwork which can save energy.

Timing: 

August (every 5 years)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Forced Air Heating are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Forced Air Heating.

How To

forced air heat care A professional service company typically uses specialized tools to dislodge dirt and debris in the ducts and then removes it with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.

In addition, the service provider may also have treatments for killing microbiological contaminants.

Helpful Accessories

Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner
Cordless Dustbuster - Vacuum Cleaner

Powerful suction capability for air filters

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AC Cleaning Kit

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Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Allergy Control
  • Senior Safety
  • Child Safety

The benefits of this task are primarily the improved healthy environment of your home. This is especially important of you have people in your home with respiratory problems.

Costs

The cost of this task is moderately high for hiring a firm who specializes in duct cleaning.

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Forced Air Heating