When you hire technicians to perform duct cleaning, they will use specialized brushes to clear debris away from the inside of your air ducts. These brushes are specifically designed to dislodge the debris without causing any damage. Once the scrubbing is complete, the technicians will deploy a high-powered vacuum to blow the loosened debris out of the ducts, and the finished result will be clean ductwork that will help your system run at peak efficiency. In addition to improving system performance, duct cleaning will help you save money.
Provides Energy Savings
When debris is accumulating inside your ducts, your system must work harder to force air to regulate your indoor temperature. The harder your system works, the more energy it uses. Regular duct cleaning can reduce your monthly energy bills.
Helps Avoid Premature System Failure
When your system must work harder, you are at risk of experiencing premature system failure. The average life span of residential HVAC equipment is between 10 to 15 years. Premature system failure will require you to put out a significant expenditure long before you are ready. The cost of replacing your HVAC system is a serious consideration.
Saves You From Replacing Your Ductwork Earlier Than Planned
If you neglect to clean your ducts regularly, you risk ruining them. As debris builds up, your ducts will corrode, especially if the debris contains any moisture. When corrosion occurs, your ducts will leak and become less efficient. The temperature of your home will become uneven, and you’ll notice an increasing number of hot and cold spots throughout your residence.
Saves Money on Medical Bills
Allowing debris to accumulate can make your home a toxic environment, and this is especially true if your ducts contain mold. When your HVAC system runs, mold spores will circulate, and you and your loved ones will inhale them. Over time, inhaling mold spores will cause serious respiratory problems. Long-term exposure can potentially be fatal.
If rodents are nesting in your ducts and dying, they release toxins into the air. As with mold, breathing the toxins that come from decomposition can cause serious illness. Even if you have a good insurance plan, the bills that you’ll have to pay to mitigate such medical issues can cost you in the thousands.
HVAC technicians recommend that you have your ducts cleaned every three to 10 years. How often you have them cleaned will depend on a variety of factors, such as whether you have pets, smoke, or have a sizable household. If you do not remember when you had the ducts cleaned in your Dothan, ALhome, you should contact us at Prime HVAC to schedule duct services straight away.