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 air.
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.