You might want to make sure your ductwork is prepared for the upcoming heating season. The busiest season of the year for your home’s HVAC system is winter. Clean air ducts are not only terrible for your health, but they can also cause issues with your HVAC system and possibly be dangerous. Here are some considerations for cleaning your air ducts this autumn.
- Keep your home cleaner
A dirty air duct system can make your house dusty no matter how often you clean it. If you immediately notice a coating of dust after cleaning, it’s most likely your air ducts that are to blame. Light-colored upholstery and dark stains near open vents may also suggest that dust is moving through your home. You should immediately get in touch with an air duct cleaning provider if you see any of these cautionary indicators.
- Energy savings
If your air ducts are clogged with dust, your HVAC system may not function as well as it could. If you use more energy than required to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, both the environment and your wallet may suffer. The less resistance your hot air faces, the less energy your HVAC system will need. Your home will warm up more quickly and your overall energy cost will be lower if your air ducts are clean.
- Prolongs the life of your HVAC system
Internal dust and grime buildup is the main cause of HVAC system failures. Your furnace, heat pump, and/or air conditioner will need to run longer and harder as dust builds up over time to get the same results, increasing your energy expenditures and reducing the longevity of your HVAC system. Instead of having to pay extra later, it is advisable to have your HVAC system repaired and your air ducts cleaned regularly. Wintertime is when this is particularly true.
Having clean ducts is essential given that you usually operate your HVAC system the most during the winter. Cleaning away unnecessary dust, allergens, and viruses from your ducts can have a significant influence on keeping your family healthy during the cold and flu season.
Make an appointment with us today to ensure that you and your family are prepared and secure for the approaching heating season.