Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
Air ducts are an important part of your cooling, heating and ventilation system. They are responsible for funneling the cooled or heated air into your home, and they also draw dirt and allergens back out, keeping the inside air clean.
The ductwork in your home or business is often hidden behind walls or above the ceiling, so you won’t know when it’s getting dirty because you can’t see it. For this reason, it’s easy to let cleaning the air ducts slip your mind. When you let Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating do regular maintenance on your AC or HVAC system, you’ll never have to keep up with when the last time your ducts were cleaned. We’ll do that for you!
All sorts of things can make your air ducts dirty. Having pets in your home or smoking cigarettes or cigars inside can affect the indoor air quality. Another thing that can cause their air ducts to get very dirty, something that most people don’t think about, is renovating or remodeling. This creates a lot of dust and frees up allergens that may be trapped under the carpet or behind walls.
You should have your air ducts cleaned periodically, maybe not every year, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. At most, you’ll want to have them checked every couple of years, more often if you do some sort of construction project in your home or business.
There are many benefits of air duct cleaning. Included below are a few of those benefits.
Improved Air Quality
Better air quality inside means that you and your loved ones will breathe easier…literally! If you have people in your home who have allergies, they will benefit from the cleaner air. Children, older people and people with asthma and respiratory diseases need the cleanest possible air so they do not get sick.
Even people who don’t have allergies can become sensitive to allergens if the air quality inside your home or business goes unchecked. The air inside you home can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside if it does not circulate out the allergens and pollutants, so help your AC unit out by keeping the ducts clean.
Lower Energy Costs
Cleaning out the ducts can also keep your energy costs lower. Dirty air ducts will draw that air into your filters at an alarming rate, making them get dirtier much quicker than they normally would. When the ducts are dirty, it can cause the entire system to get contaminated. This can lead to two things.
You’ll have to spend money replacing filters more often, or 2) you’ll incur higher energy bills as your system works harder to cool your home. You can keep your energy costs lower by avoiding these two situations.
Better Air Flow
Your air conditioning system doesn’t necessarily have to blow cold air constantly to keep the room cool. Cooling your home or residential property is as much about moving the air around as it making the air cold.
Good air flow will also keep indoor air pollution to a minimum as well, so you’ll have cleaner air, too. Use your ceiling fans to your advantage, letting them spin counter clockwise in order to pull air up through the room, and make sure those air ducts are clean so that air will flow better throughout your entire system.
A Cleaner Home
Dirty air ducts will make your home dustier as well. Dust will accumulate in the ducts and then get blown around the rooms of your home because it has nowhere else to go. This dust can get embedded in the carpet, and it can settle on any surfaces.
You’ll find yourself dusting, sweeping and mopping – or at least needing to – every single day. You’ll also have to work extra hard when deep cleaning your home because the excess dust will be buried deep within cracks and crevices in your home.
If you are experiencing any of the things above in your home or business, your air ducts may be too dirty. You can try to clean them yourself, but it’s extremely hard to clean air ducts on your own without the proper tools and training. Only an expert can properly evaluate the cleanliness of your air ducts
Tex-Perts Cooling & Heating would be glad to come out and check the air ducts in your home or business. If they need to be cleaned, we can schedule an appointment and give you a free estimate so there won’t be any surprises!