This past winter, I noticed that cooking smells were lingering for a very long time.
The smell of anything I prepared for brunch could be identified in every room in the house.
Even upstairs in the bedrooms, the smell was strong as well as slow to dissipate. This got me upset about air quality. My section is known for the dire Winter time weather. We need to keep the home sealed slender for more than half the year. The oil furnace runs just about non stop. There is no option to bring in fresh air or get rid of the stale, stuffy air. Before I took proactive measures, I frequently needed to dust as well as vacuum. My whole family often sneezed, coughed as well as complained of headaches. While I’ve consistently been very conscientious about replacing air filters as well as scheduling professional maintenance for the furnace, I’ve never been overly sad about the ductwork. I asked a licensed Heating as well as Air Conditioning contractor to inspect the system, as well as he found a significan buildup of contaminants. He said that this dust as well as debris was absorbing smells. As the heated air passed through the system, the smells, dust, bacteria as well as other pollutants were becoming airborne as well as getting distributed throughout the living space. The contractor used a specialized piece of component that resembled an oversized vacuum cleaner to maintenance the ductwork. He inserted a long hose with a brush attachment that worked to discottage stubborn debris that was then sucked up. The process took a couple of hours however caused no mess or damage. After the duct cleaning, there was a significant improvement in the smell, cleanliness as well as comfort of the home. The oil furnace didn’t need to run as long to achieve the thermostat setting, resulting in lower energy costs. I’m hoping that the furnace will last longer.