The Many Benefits of a Clean Air Duct
When it comes to contaminants and allergens affecting air quality, we can all suffer the itchy eyes, sneezing, and other allergic reactions to the airborne particles, mold spores and other pollutants that can build up in your HVAC system’s ductwork.
You might be thinking that’s just a fact of life this time of year, as the cooler temperatures dissipate and all the dust, pollen, pet dander and other pollutants outdoors gets kicked back up again and makes its way into our homes, and causing dirty air ducts, and clogging up the air filter.
Well not to worry! In addition to getting you set up with the right indoor air quality services, the Climate Control team will also make sure that your ducts are clean and ready to carry clean air conditioning air throughout your home, improving air flow, which can lower your energy bills and reduce your energy costs because your HVAC system can work less to provide the same performance! Not to mention it can even possibly increase the lifespan of your air conditioning system.
How Do Your Ducts Get Dirty?
Good question! It’s not like you’re crawling around in there—spoiler alert, you wouldn’t fit anyway. All those movies that show people sneaking through ductwork are mistaken!
What actually happens is that dust and other airborne particles circulate around your home during the year, with most of them passing through the ventilation system multiple times. A six-room home can circulate up to 40 lbs. of dust, annually! Things like dust, dirt, lint, pet dander and other irritants can settle on the inner duct walls and grime starts building up, chock full of microorganisms and possible health problems. The more this debris builds up, the worse the problem becomes.
3 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
You wouldn’t want the air filter in your car to get too clogged up right? Well, then you shouldn’t want your ducts to get too backed up either. Your air conditioner simply can’t operate as effectively or efficiently when it has obstructions preventing airflow. Some of the major benefits of professional duct cleaning include:
- Improve Energy Efficiency: When there isn’t as much dust or pet dander in your ducts, then there’s not as much friction on your ventilation system’s airflow. Too much friction will cause the blower of your HVAC systems to work harder than they should have to, and therefore, drain more power. If you’ve noticed signs of this, such as utility bills rising with no other explanation, it’s like time to give the Comfort Bear’s team a call.
- HVAC System Damage Prevention: All the dust, pollen, and other particles in your ventilation system can mean it gets inside the HVAC cabinet. This may damage motors and cause the condenser coil to freeze over, among other problems.
- A Cleaner, Fresher Home: Having your ductwork professionally cleaned eliminates a big reservoir of dust and debris so that it doesn’t get wafted through your home instead.
Dirty ducts can impact your home and family in many ways. In fact, the right mix of humidity, mildew and buildup in your heating and cooling system ductwork can lead to mold growth, which can make the healthiest homeowner sick. We don’t want that for you!
When choosing an air duct cleaning service, it is important to have a NADCA certified duct cleaning company (National Air duct Cleaners Association), to provide the best service for you and your family members.