The ductwork that distributes conditioned air throughout your home is hidden away and out of sight, but it’s a key HVAC system component that you shouldn’t neglect. Making duct cleaning part of your home maintenance routine can benefit you in a number of ways:
An accumulation of dust and dirt inside the ductwork gradually restricts the amount of air flowing through the HVAC system. Reduced airflow forces the equipment to work harder to satisfy the thermostat temperature setting, which drives up energy consumption and operating costs. Cleaning the ducts periodically is essential to remove any buildup and keep the system running as efficiently as possible.
Better Indoor Air Quality
Daily living activities in the average home produce up to 40 pounds of dust every year, and this debris degrades the quality of the indoor air. Household dust can contain a mix of particles including soil and pollen carried in from outdoors, dead skin cells, hair, animal dander, soot, decomposing insects, pest droppings, mold spores and even various toxic contaminants.
The air filter may not catch all of these potentially harmful particles, so they enter the ducts and are redistributed in the air you breathe every time the blower cycles on. Bad indoor air increases the likelihood of asthma and allergy attacks, respiratory illnesses and an array of other health problems. A combined strategy of adequate ventilation, effective filtration and routine duct cleaning can address the issue and boost indoor air quality.
Fewer HVAC Equipment Problems
Debris that circulates through the HVAC system can build up on critical components and place added strain on the equipment. When every part of the HVAC system receives regular preventative care, the air conditioner, heat pump or furnace won’t have to cycle on as often or run for long periods just to maintain comfort. Comprehensive routine care that includes duct cleaning helps protect the system components from unnecessary damage and reduces the risk of breakdowns and/or premature equipment failures.
To learn more about the benefits of duct cleaning for your Jacksonville area home, please contact us today at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating.