Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home.
Your system takes air in and breathes air out.
Every time we step foot inside of our homes, we are breathing air coming from our air ducts. If they are dirty or contaminated, it directly affects the quality of the air that we breathe. Making sure that you and your family are breathing the cleanest possible air when they are at home should be one of your biggest priorities.
Air ducts can get clogged and dirty for a variety of different reasons. They are the perfect environment for growing mold and attracting pests.
Contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When HVAC systems are clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result: Less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.
We recommend cleaning your dryer vent at least once a year and your air ducts every 3-5 years.
Those who have recently moved into a home, have a home over 5 years old, have pets or children, as well as many other contributing factors, should consider the condition of their air ducts especially for the sake of breathing clean air and contributing to the general wellness of your HVAC system.