Duct cleaning solves smell troubles

The improvement was right away obvious

Last winter, I decided to cook salmon for supper. The salmon was especially fishy smelling and tasting. The smell from our meal spread through the entire house. That night, when we noticed the scent was quite strong in our living room. The following afternoon, the smell continued to linger in every room, but i tried vacuuming, lighting scented candles and setting out boxes of baking soda! Unfortunately, with the outdoor temperature in the teens, it simply wasn’t possible to open the windows and take advantage of fresh air. I finally did some research and realized that the smell had gotten into the HVAC duct. When there has an accumulation of dust and other debris concealed inside the ducts, it can absorb smells and spread them throughout the living space every time the heater starts up. This is an indication of troubles with airflow through the HVAC duct and concerns with indoor air quality. It was actually likely that there was dust, dander, harmful bacteria and potentially mold inside the ducts. I reached out to a local Heating and Air Conditioning business that specializes in duct cleaning. After testing and inspecting the duct system, the worker confirmed that cleaning was necessary. The cleaning process took many hours to complete but created no mess or disfigurement. The improvement was right away obvious. Not only was the unpleasant smell eliminated but our apartment felt much more comfortable. The temperature from one room to another is now more consistent. I don’t need to vacuum or dust as often and our yearly heating bills are significantly lower, then because the heater doesn’t need to toil as hard to distribute heat, it should be more reliable.


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