“Do I really need duct cleaning?”
This is a common question among homeowners, and it makes sense. After all, it takes years for dirt and dust to build up in ductwork, and you may not even notice the decline in your indoor air quality. Perhaps you’ve even accepted that you and your family members suffer from allergies and there’s nothing more you can do about it.
Well, professional duct cleaning service keeps you from breathing in contaminants and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services. Duct cleaning helps you avoid these detriments by improving your indoor air quality (which can actually be worse than that of outdoors without the right air quality systems and services in place). Improved air quality leads to better health, easier breathing, and more comfort.
Having duct cleaning done every few years helps you achieve this, plus presents you with the following benefits.
Lower Wintertime HVAC Bills
Getting your air ducts cleaned can help you keep your winter heating bills down. With professional air duct cleaning, our professionals thoroughly clear away any debris, dust, dirt, and grime that are sitting in your system reducing the efficacy of that system.
Once that debris is cleaned away, it’s easier for your system to effectively heat your home, as you’ve improved airflow. Improved airflow leads to less energy consumption, and therefore you can expect to see a drop in your heating bills.
Better Indoor Air Quality
The main reason homeowners seek out air duct cleaning is to improve their indoor air quality. If you live in a newer, energy efficiency home, then as we said above, your indoor air quality could be worse than that of outdoors. Newer homes have been built with tight construction—good news for your HVAC efficiency, but not for your air quality.
Pollutants can get trapped in as a result, and start impacting your family’s health. Pollutants can include cleaning fumes, tobacco smoke, mold spores, dust, viruses, and allergens. When you have your air ducts professionally cleaned, you’ll reduce the factors that lead to indoor air pollution.
Dirty ductwork reduces the effectiveness of your home’s HVAC systems. When your air ducts are properly cleaned, it noticeably improves airflow and therefore increases comfort.
You can take this a step further by having a whole-house humidifier or whole house dehumidifier installed to make your air more breathable, healthy, and comfortable too.
Longer System Lifespan
Cleaning your home’s ductwork reduces the strain on your HVAC system. Even seemingly small issues like dirty ductwork unnecessarily increase the wear and tear on your HVAC systems over time. It’s important that you have your HVAC system properly maintained to reduce wear and tear, and adding to that maintenance by investing in duct cleaning every few years is a great step to make toward that effort.
Remember, ductwork is not easily accessible. The best thing you can do when you need your air ducts cleaned out is to contact a trained and experienced professional who will do the job right the first time.
At Comfort Incorporated, we keep your family safe, healthy and comfortable–call today, service today!