Typically if the ductwork looks dirty, it probably is. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned. Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the ductwork.
While dirty ductwork does not necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, it may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies. If you or a family member has an issue breathing in your home, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect and clean the ductwork for you. Keeping the ductwork clean can help improve the air in the home, as well as the efficiency of the HVAC unit.
If the ductwork is clogged and dirty, it can result in the unit having to work harder. This can also cause poor efficiency for the unit. As the air is moved through the ductwork, it will cause strain on the parts because of the debris in the ductwork. Make sure to contact us if you notice an increase in the monthly energy bill, it can be caused by the ductwork. If you notice an issue, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the HVAC system in your home. This can help you reduce time, money, and stress in the long run.