With the warmer temperatures of springtime just around the corner, many of us are now beginning to plan for our homes’ annual spring cleanings. After all, it’s natural to want to get rid of the dust and particulate that accumulated while we spent the winter closed off and cooped up. However, are we cleaning in all the right places? In the midst of sprucing things up, it can be easy to forget one of dust’s favorite hiding places…the ductwork our heating and cooling systems use to move air around the home.
There are many benefits of scheduling a professional air duct cleaning, but two primary reasons to consider having one completed in YOUR home are:
INDOOR AIR QUALITY
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), even though dirty ducts don’t necessarily produce unhealthy air, they may be the cause of other, bigger health issues or serve as a sanctuary for contaminants that could cause serious issues for those who suffer from allergies or other health problems. You should keep in mind that contaminants can even circulate throughout your duct system up to 5-7 times per day. Inevitably, a professional, comprehensive cleaning of the ducts removes most of these contaminants, leaving your ductwork almost “as good as new.”
As a heating and cooling systems runs, particulate in the air can collect on the surfaces of components over which the air travels. Significant accumulation of this particulate can result in a gradual loss of energy efficiency as the system begins to have to run longer and harder to accomplish the desired comfort. While cleaning the ductwork itself may not need to take place as frequently as annual maintenance, it can be an important component when considering proper maintenance of the overall heating and cooling system.
It’s also important to know that while a professional duct cleaning can provide many different benefits for your home, a less than thorough cleaning can minimize or negate those benefits. Read our other post on scheduling a professional air duct cleaning to learn more, or schedule your comprehensive cleaning today with Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling.
Just like it’s important to consider scheduling a comprehensive air duct cleaning for your home, it can be equally beneficial in the workplace. According to NADCA’s Facility Manager’s Guide to Sick Buildings and Indoor Air Quality, clean HVAC systems can reduce energy costs by over 30%. Consider having Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling complete a FREE estimate for an air duct cleaning in your commercial facility today.
Hutchinson Plumbing Heating Cooling has been in business since 1948. You can always trust our professional and courteous technicians to keep your ductwork clean every spring. Call 866-953-8728 to schedule your cleaning today!