Many homeowners don’t tend to think about the air ducts that snake their way through their attics or crawlspaces, let alone think about the importance of professional duct cleaning. But this is an important service, and we’ll explore why below.
Your ductwork is responsible for transferring conditioned air from your AC system through the vents inside your home and into your living space. In the process, this ductwork accumulates quite a bit of dirt and dust. If you allow this dust and debris to build up in your air ducts, it can create comfort problems as well as problems with the air conditioning system itself.
Temperatures are, of course, already warm in our parts. But that doesn’t mean its too late to address your ductwork if you haven’t had it professionally cleaned in a few years. Read on to learn more about this service!
The Duct Cleaning Process
Professional duct cleaning can seem like an arbitrary process, but it actually is highly beneficial to your home comfort as well as HVAC functionality and efficiency. During professional duct cleaning, our technicians will thoroughly clean the various parts of your ventilation system, including the supply and return ducts and registers, air handler, and diffusers and grills.
Your ductwork is not easy for the average person to access. This is part of the reason we highly recommend only having cleaning done by trained professionals. Our technicians use professional-grade tools such as special vacuums and brushes to ensure the cleaning is comprehensive.
The Importance of Professional Care
This is one of those services you don’t want to just trust to an overenthusiastic do-it-yourselfer who probably won’t follow the right procedures during the services.
They will likely wind up releasing even more dust, dirt, and other contaminants into your home than would have occurred if you had just left the air ducts alone. Professional HVAC duct cleaning, and professional services in general, helps you avoid costly mistakes.
Is Duct Cleaning Really That Beneficial?
Comprehensively cleaned air ducts add efficiency to your HVAC system! In fact, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), it’s estimated that even removing 4/10th of an inch of dust from your air ducts gives you the ability to reduce your monthly energy use by as much as 20%. This is because airflow issues are resolved when you get rid of the buildup threatening it.
Thoroughly and professionally cleaned ductwork can even increase the lifespan of your HVAC systems. The ductwork connecting your forced-air cooling and heating systems are under a huge amount of strain day in and day out, and this strain can cause them to age prematurely if they aren’t cared for properly. It’s important to keep all aspects of your system running as efficiently and effectively as possible to avoid premature breakdowns or performance problems.
With airflow improved and efficiency boosted, you’ll be able to lower your monthly utility bills. This is great news when you live somewhere like Florida!