In the grand scheme of HVAC services, air
duct cleaning probably seems pretty minor. But you actually might be
surprised by how beneficial it can be. Sure, your ductwork seems like just a
minor part of both your heating and cooling systems, but ducts are pretty
important to the functionality of both.
In order to keep your various climate control systems
operating as they should, and keep
your indoor air quality at an acceptable level this season, be sure to get your
ducts cleaned if they haven’t been within the last few years.
How Duct Cleaning Impacts HVAC Efficiency
The air ducts in your home tend to be a collecting place for
things like dust, dirt, allergens, and even mold growth due to their dark
environment. And sure, this has more of an effect on your indoor air quality
than it does on the operation of your heating and cooling systems.
However, as this dust and debris accumulates inside those
ducts, it starts to insulate them. This restricts the flow of air through the
ducts, making your HVAC system have to work harder to accomplish satisfactory
results. This costs you more money in the long run as your monthly bills rise,
while making it more difficult for these systems to actually keep your home at
a comfortable temperature.
So, if you have not had your ducts cleaned in awhile—or,
ever—you should definitely schedule air duct cleaning this season. You’ll help
your HVAC system run better, and give it an easier time keeping your home warm.
How Duct Cleaning Impacts Indoor Air Quality
As we said above, your ducts are a collecting place. And
duct cleaning’s other main purpose is to help improve the quality of the air
you breathe in your home. Aside from dust, you can wind up with pollen, dander,
germs, mold spores, and other nasty contaminants in your ducts and in your
home. The problem is they get blown around and recirculated every time your air
conditioner or heater runs.
Breathing in these contaminants can cause a number of health
issues, including the flu, allergy attacks, asthma complications, and more.
Proper duct cleaning, though, helps to keep your indoor air quality high by
removing most of these contaminants from your ducts, and therefore from your
We say most because the presence of mold spores can lead to
future mold growth. This is where getting the right kind of indoor air quality
product comes into play—in this case UV germicidal lights.
Overall, though, duct cleaning will go very far in helping
to improve the indoor air quality in your living space. Be sure to contact our
team to schedule your next air duct cleaning appointment and to ask about our comprehensive
indoor air quality products and services.