Having the air ducts cleaned is not something that most people give much thought to, until there piled with dust. There are benefits to having your air ducts cleaned, we will discuss three benefits below.
1. Improve indoor air quality: according to this article, “In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living”. Although there are not any health benefits associated with having your ducts cleaned, there must be some kind of benefit. Think about it, 40 pounds of dust, and you are breathing in every bit of it; that can’t possibly be good for your lungs.
2. Energy savings: according to the U.S. Department of Energy, “25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted”. When your air ducts are piled with 40 pounds of dust, your AC system has to work harder to keep your home cool. With clean air ducts you could be saving 25 to 40 percent on your power bill.
3. Increased life of your HVAC unit: cleaning your air ducts will reduce the stress on your system. Instead of the system having to work harder to keep your home cool, it will work at a normal pace, thereby increasing the life of the system.
Finally, with all the above referenced benefits, now is the time to have your air ducts cleaned. Saving money, and increasing the indoor air quality in your home are great reasons to have your air ducts cleaned, and keep them cleaned.
For more information on having your air ducts cleaned, please contact us.