Do You Need Duct Cleaning

iStock_000026962138XXXLarge copyYour HVAC unit is the respiratory system of your home. With the air in a typical six-room home accumulating an average of 40 pounds of dust a year, you can bet there is more dust hiding in your ducts than shows up on your coffee table. When considering a duct cleaning two factors seem to be at the top of most lists, air quality and energy savings.

 

Air Quality:
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 and causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work. While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, they 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.

 

Energy Savings:
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use. When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

 

Have one of our professionals come to your home or office to give you an estimate on duct cleaning.