16 Aug Why Clean Air Ducts?(Last Updated On: August 16, 2017)
Why should you clean your air ducts?
The answer is simple: Because they get dirty!
The air ducts in your home accumulate dust and dirt. This is normal and found in all homes with air ducts. However, in addition to normal wear and tear, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning.
Do you or your family have any of the following?
• occupants with allergies or asthma
• cigarette or cigar smoke
• water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
• home renovation or remodeling projects
Additionally, some people are simply more sensitive to these contaminants than others.
For example, allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.
A general rule of thumb for consumers is “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are!”
Also, dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable professional. To help, here are some tips on how to find the right HVAC company for you and your family.
Finally, clean air ducts also help in other areas of the house.
Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Clean Air Ducts Improves Indoor Air Quality
Most people spend about 90% of their time in their home. This means breathing a lot of your home air.
Naturally, indoor air quality is a major concern for homeowners. In particular, when homeowners start to investigate air duct cleaning. After all, your heating and cooling system are the lungs of your home. As the HVAC system takes in air, it also breathes it back out into your home.
Just by living our normal lives, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants. Things such as dander, dust, and chemicals are contaminants that enter our HVAC system and re-circulated about 5 to 7 times per day, on average
Over time, this re-circulation causes 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.
Clean Air Ducts Provide Home Energy Savings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy about 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted.
Why is so much energy (and expense) wasted?
Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Even with the use and routine replacement of air filters, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC 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.
If you are interested in learning more about any duct cleaning service, then contact SolvIt today and take advantage of our current offer!