Is it really necessary to have the HVAC ductwork in your home professionally cleaned? Of course, people who provide the service often tout its home health and energy efficiency benefits, but many organizations in the industry maintain a degree of doubt.
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The Environmental Protection Agency, for one, argues that there's no clear evidence of duct cleaning being beneficial-unless the ductwork harbors pests or mold.
Under normal circumstances, however, you shouldn't need to augment your regular HVAC system maintenance with professional duct cleaning. Regularly changing the filter and having the system serviced a couple times of year keeps the dust at bay.
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