Are you concerned about the air quality in your home? One simple step you can take to improve your home’s air quality is to have your air ducts cleaned. Air ducts circulate the air flow from your heating and cooling system throughout your home. Removing dust and contaminates from your ducts will keep those particles from continuing to recirculate into your family’s living spaces, where you could breathe them in. Here are some benefits to duct cleaning.
Cost Savings and System Durability
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of an HVAC system’s energy is wasted. Heavy dust and particle buildup in your air ducts means your heating and cooling equipment must work even harder to maintain the desired temperature for your home. Cleaning the air ducts regularly will provide better system efficiency which, in turn, can improve equipment longevity and require less frequent repairs. The improved efficiency of your system can also translate into lower monthly energy bills and reduced maintenance costs.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the air you and your family are breathing every day in your home is a significant factor in your family’s health. Dust and other particles settle into your air ducts as soon as the system becomes idle. When the system starts up, the accumulated dust begins to move and is circulated throughout your home, finding its way to your furniture, bedding, floors, and the air you breathe. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, cleaning them is a quick way to eliminate one possible contributing factor to your home’s overall air quality.
Your pets are an integral part of your family but their hair and fur can be an additional build up concern in your air ducts. Even if no one in your family has allergies or breathing difficulties, reducing allergens with regular air duct cleaning can improve the air your whole family is breathing. Everyone can enjoy the overall health benefits from clean air free of allergens and contaminants. With breathing concerns addressed, everyone can continue to enjoy your pet-friendly home.
Many of the everyday smells in your home can attach to the dust and particles coating your air ducts. Odors from cooking, smoking, cleaning, and other activities linger in your ducts and recirculate every time your heating and cooling system runs. A thorough cleaning will remove not only the dust and particles but also all the odors attached to them. The stale or musty smells can be removed and give you back a better, fresher smelling home.
In addition to all these benefits of having your air ducts cleaned, you may also notice the need to dust your home less frequently. And after all, who doesn’t appreciate the chance to put some time back into their day? Routine cleaning of your air ducts will provide peace of mind in your home’s breathable air quality. You might also schedule an air duct cleaning after a home renovation, when there is a possibility contaminates entered the duct work, or if you notice any debris being released from your supply registers.