Since you spend a lot of time in your home, you will want it to be warm and comfortable for you and your family. Part of this includes making sure that the furnace system is operating efficiently and at top performance levels. By doing so, the furnace will be able to supply warm air inside your home. You will also want to make sure the air in your home is not polluted. The air inside your home may be more polluted than the air that is outside. As the air circulates through the home, it will travel through the ductwork and collect dust, allergens, and other particles that accumulate in there. Having a good filter will do the job of trapping the debris if you are able to change the filter often. If you choose not to replace the filter regularly, leaks and build up of dirt can cause issues in the long run. Over time dust, mold, pollen, dander, and other pollutants can collect in the ductwork. By having the ductwork professional cleaned, you can breathe easier and also save on monthly energy costs.
When you have the ductwork cleaned, the efficiency of the HVAC system will improve as well. As the dust and debris build up in the ductwork, the air does not flow as efficiently as it would normally. When this happens, the system has to work harder to maintain consistent airflow throughout the home. Dust that accumulates on components like the motor fan blades, coils, or ducts can block the airflow by up to forty percent. If you notice that the monthly heating bills have increase, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the furnace for you. We can also check the ductwork for any signs of leaks or damage.
If you are not sure how often the ductwork should be cleaned in your home, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on when this should be done. If you notice musty or unpleasant odors coming out of the registers, chances are that cleaning the ductwork should be done. There may be dead insects, rodent droppings, or mold that has accumulated in the ductwork. If you have recently remodeled or had construction done in the home where dust is produced, the ductwork may need to be cleaned. If it has been more than five years since the last time the ductwork was cleaned, it would be recommended to have it cleaned now. This can help keep the air in your home clean and pollutant free.