Air ducts are often out of sight, out of mind. Unlike a filter, you can’t see how dirty they are. You don’t see them to remind you that they need to be taken care of and maintained just like every other part of your HVAC system. But you do, in fact, need to have your air ducts cleaned regularly to ensure your home’s heating and air conditioning system is working at its optimal efficiency.
It is important to routinely have your air ducts checked and cleaned because over time, dust, debris, and allergens can accumulate inside of your ducts. This can be very hazardous for you, your family, and any pets living in your home. While your system is on, all of these dirty air particles are being driven throughout your house and inhaled by those who reside inside your home. If you have someone living in your house with allergies or asthma, poor air quality can cause flare-ups. Harmful bacteria can also hide inside dirty ducts, which can lead to serious infections. The more time that elapses before you contact a licensed professional to come and examine your air ducts, the more potential you and your household have for possible health risks associated with contaminated air.
Some might say that air filters are sufficient enough to keep your ducts and system clean. While it is important to use air filters and regularly have them changed, simply changing your air filters will not insure that your air ducts stay unclogged and clean. Air filters are porous to enable air to move freely through them to cool or heat your home. Though air filters do filter some particles from the air, some dust, debris, and allergens are still able to get past the filters and accumulate in your air ducts. In order to have peace of mind and enjoy better air quality all year round, you should have your air ducts routinely checked and cleaned by a licensed professional.
System Efficiency and Savings
Clogged or dirty air ducts will cause your HVAC system to work overtime and exert more energy to blow the air through your home. When your system is being overworked, your energy bill increases. Limited airflow due to excessively dirty ducts leads to more energy use, and because your air ducts account for more than 20% of your energy usage, you will notice an ever-increasing energy bill. If you have your air ducts cleaned by a licensed HVAC professional, you will begin to see a sharp turnaround in your energy savings. When your air ducts are clogged, your system’s ability to maintain comfortable conditions in the house decreases significantly. You may find that even as you tamper with the thermostat repeatedly, you are still unable to get comfortable in your own home.
Get Your Ductwork Checked Today
Air ducts are hidden and out of our eyesight, so it is easy to forget about them. But as time goes on and your HVAC system continues warming and cooling your home, it is imperative that you have a licensed professional come out to examine and clean your air ducts. If you notice that your energy bill is consistently increasing, you may have clogged air ducts that are costing you lots of money. If you notice that you or others in your house are struggling with congestion or respiratory issues, harmful allergens, dust, and debris could be blowing through your home due to dirty ductwork. Don’t wait! Contact E Dennis today and put your mind at ease.