Why Should I Have My Air Ducts Cleaned?
There are two camps when it comes to air duct cleaning. One camp believes that air duct cleaning doesn’t really make a difference in the air quality of your home, while the other camp believes that air duct cleaning can aid you in keeping your family healthy and your heating and cooling costs in down. Air Ducts Cleaned just call us now: (855) 512-2726
While there have been no actual studies done to determine if cleaning your air ducts actually aids in improving the air quality or makes much difference to the running of your heating or cooling equipment. Most experts agree that cleaning your air ducts certainly won’t hurt and may actually help in the long run. So you may be wondering if there is no concrete proof that cleaning your air ducts is good for your heating and cooling system why should you have your air ducts cleaned ?
As it turns out there just may be some very good reasons why you should have you air ducts cleaned. Let’s take a look at a few of those reasons.
The Function of Air Ducts in Your Home
In order to understand why you have your air ducts periodically cleaned, you first need to understand the function of the air ducts in your home or business. In order to heat or cool your home, your heating or cooling system must draw in some of the air from your home, heat it or cool it and then send it to various rooms in your home. Some air ducts (called supply ducts) draw in air from your home. This air is filled with various contaminants such as dust, pollens and other allergens, smells from smoke, chemical cleaning agents, pet dander and more. While filters in your heating and cooling system catch some of these contaminants they do not catch all of them. This means that once the air that is taken in by the supply ducts is heated or cooled and released again (through the return ducts) those contaminants that remain in the air is also re-released throughout your home.
Overtime, these contaminants build up in the air ducts becoming more concentrated and therefore a more concentrated amount of contaminants may be released through the return ducts.
In addition, the contaminants that remain in your heating and cooling system can build up on your fan and other parts of your system.
Cleaning Your Air Ducts
Now that You Understand the Function of Air Ducts Let’s Look at Why You Should Have Your Ducts Cleaned. Studies show that people spend 90% of their time indoors and that indoor air quality is 70% more polluted than outdoor air. With 50 million people suffering from allergies, and many others suffering from asthma and other breathing disorders keeping the air in your house as cleaned as possible is essential. Periodically cleaning your air ducts permanently removes some of the contaminants that can cause breathing problems from your home so they can no longer be circulated back into your air.
In addition, according to the EPA as little as a millimeter of dust on your heating or cooling coils can reduce the efficiency of your system by 21% and according to the U.S. Department of Energy 25% to 40% of energy in your heating system is wasted partly due to the build up contaminants that cause your system to overwork to keep your home at comfortable temperature.
In fact, 90% of the time when a heating or cooling system fails it is due to dust and dirt in the system.
Therefore, by cleaning your air ducts you may not only keep your home’s air less contaminated, and help keep your family healthier, you may also save money on those energy bills and prolong the life of your heating and cooling unit.
If you are ready to have your air ducts cleaned why not contact the professionals at 4 Seasons Air Care today by calling (855) 512-2726.