Many homeowners believe that they spend far too much on electricity – especially in the summer and winter months. And they’re right! In fact, according to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling accounts for more than half of all residential energy consumption in the United States. And, as if that’s not bad enough, electrical bills are set to rise over the next few years in many parts of the country.
There are many simple, yet effective, energy-efficiency measures that homeowners can use to lower their heating and cooling costs. Adding weather stripping, checking the efficiency of your HVAC equipment, and/or professional air duct cleaning and sealing can ease the burden of high electric bills. The more measures you enact, the better the energy, and monetary savings.
While most people enjoy a clean home, years can pass before the air ducts are cleaned, thus allowing dust and other contaminants to accumulate. Sealing leaks, repairing damages, and removing just four-tenths of an inch of dust from your duct work can reduce your monthly usage by upwards of 20 percent. This according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It also carries with it the following added benefits:
- A healthier home environment
- Longer equipment life
- Increased monetary savings
- Reduced energy consumption
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Protection for the environment
Professional air duct cleaning can be particularly important when you have an insect or rodent infestation, high summer and winter energy bills, rooms that are difficult to heat and cool, rooms that never seem to be comfortable; no matter the temperature, or there’s visible mold growth. For substantial energy savings, and a healthier home environment, consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned today.
*Air duct cleaning should be conducted once every five years.