Why Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned Can Help Your Health And Your Wallet

Air quality indoors is probably the main concern that homeowners have when they consider having their air ducts cleaned. Typically in a six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created yearly simply through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home and is constantly taking air in and breathing air out.

Diagram of Heating and Cooling SystemJust by living in a home, we generate a great deal of dander, dust, and chemicals. On average, these contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day. So over time, this re-circulation can cause a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some environmental allergies.

However there is another benefit to having your air ducts cleaned… Energy Savings!

25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Dust, dirt, and contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, a normal heating and cooling system will still get dirty through normal use.

When your system is 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.

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