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5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

Cleaning your air ducts will provide you with clean, high-quality indoor air. Indoor air quality is essential when ensuring an indoor environment is healthy and supports wellness. Whether it be your home or office, you will benefit from a thorough air duct cleaning.

A rule of thumb from the National Air Duct Cleaners Association is if your air ducts or filters look dirty, they probably are. Dirt, objects, pollutants, and dust that you can see in the ducts or filters are signs that they need cleaning. Removing the accumulated debris from the ducts and replacing the filters will help create clean, quality air that is ideal for your health. Below are the top benefits of cleaning your ducts regularly.

Indoor Air Quality – Indoor air quality is a significant benefit of cleaning your ducts. Your HVAC system takes in the air, conditions it, and then puts it back out into your home or office. Practically “breathing” air throughout. Pollutants will occur in any indoor space where there are people, pets, chemicals, and air pollutants. HVAC systems will typically circulate the entire volume of air in an indoor space through its system 3-5 times per hour. This circulation not only moves the debris and pollutants around but also creates buildup and contamination within the ductwork. Cleaning ducts will help ensure that your indoor air is clean and free of pollutants.

Money Savings – Another benefit of duct cleaning is saving money. With a dirty system, especially with extreme hot and cold temps, you will notice higher monthly utility costs. By cleaning the ductwork, you will optimize the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Cleaning can result in energy savings of up to 20%. Having the entire system inspected and cleaned is an essential piece of keeping your heating and cooling system running well.

Reduce Allergens In the Air – Cleaning your ductwork provides benefits if there are people in your household or office who are sensitive to allergens. Allergens such as pet hair and dander, pollen, and cigarette smoke can create health issues. HVAC systems assist in filtering out the allergens in your home and office, leaving air much cleaner to breathe. By ensuring your ducts are clean and free of allergens, you will reduce sickness, discomfort, doctor bills, and sick time in your home or office.

Extend The Life of Your HVAC System – Over time, dust and debris will build up in your ducts and throughout the heating and cooling system. If you do not clean them as needed, you may compromise the unit’s efficiency and life span. The motor of your HVAC unit will experience less wear and tear when your ducts are clean. Most importantly, if you clean the unit and ducts, your entire system will last longer. Regular maintenance will be more cost-effective than having to replace the entire HVAC unit if it breaks down.

Ensuring a Safe Home or Office –   Fire risk increases when dust and debris build up in your ductwork. Unfortunately, every year homes catch fire because of dirty ducts. There is a greater fire risk if your HVAC unit is older or uses combustible fuels for heating. Cleaning your air ducts will reduce the risk of fire. Our expert team can help keep you safe in your home or office.

What are the next steps? Scheduling a duct cleaning is a crucial step to ensuring your home or office’s safety and cleanliness. If someone in your home or office struggles with allergies or other poor indoor air quality issues, cleaning your air ducts will help ease these symptoms. Having your ducts cleaned after renovations or installing new carpet or flooring is also a good idea. Or, if you have moved into a new home and have no service records for the HVAC system, a cleaning will provide you with a fresh start helping to ensure system optimization and healthy indoor air quality.