Duct cleaning is a service that many home and business owners likely overlook. It may sound unnecessary or like one of those services that technicians just routinely recommend, but it’s actually hugely important for your forced air system.
Think about it: if your arteries are clogged, it’s going to impact the blood flow and how every system in your body functions. The ductwork serves a similar function for your heating or cooling system, as all conditioned air moves through the network of ducts to effectively heat or cool your home. Over time, this network sees a lot of pollutants coming and going, and it can impact the ability of your unit to function effectively if left unchecked.
Duct Cleaning Benefits to Consider:
- Air Quality – The cleanliness of indoor air can be significantly impacted if the regular cycling of air — and all the junk in the air — leads to a build up of undesirable contaminants in the ductwork. Allergens and dust in the air are recirculated an average of 5 to 7 times per day, so cleaning your ducts can ultimately remove for good many of the toxins that have become trapped in the circulatory system of your home.
- Energy Efficiency – A clogged, dirty system can cause your heating or cooling components to work twice as hard to cool or heat the indoor space, and often the comfort of the air suffers in the process anyway. This means higher bills with less results. Clean ducts, on the other hand, allow your system to function optimally, and should be considered as part of your regular maintenance checks.
- “Tune-Up” Opportunity – Duct cleaning provides a great opportunity to have professional eyes on your ductwork, which means that they can identify in the process any leaks or weak points that can be addressed before it leads to bigger issues. Lost air due to old or improperly installed ductwork can cost you a lot and is unfortunately not uncommon, so this is a great chance to double check the security of all joints and runs to ensure you’re getting maximum efficiency from your air conditioning or heater.
To learn more about how to prevent duct contamination, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s site for great tips.
If you’re ready to schedule your duct cleaning in Lubbock, TX, give us a call at 806-771-4687 !