Why You Should Clean The Air Ducts In Your HVAC System

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The best way of ensuring a healthy and comfortable living experience is to maintain your home properly. According to the American Lung Association, most of us spend anything from sixty to ninety percent of our time indoors. In addition, studies by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology indicate that about half of all illnesses are directly or indirectly caused by polluted indoor air. Your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system is one of the most critical components in your home–keeping it as warm or cool as you prefer, whenever you want. HVAC cleaning is therefore of utmost importance in order to ensure that the system functions properly. The air ducts play a key role in the operation of your HVAC system, but they can get dirty with time and hold vast amounts of dust and all manner of debris, making it necessary to have them cleaned on a regular basis.

Here are the main benefits of having your air ducts cleaned:

System longevity

Cleaning the air ducts in your HVAC system regularly ensures that it works much more efficiently and prolongs its useful life. Having to replace the system can severely strain your financial resources. Therefore, the longer its lifespan, the less you will worry about replacing it.

Eliminating unpleasant smells and odors

The activities in your home will sometimes lead to unpleasant or even stale odors and smells. Sources of such smells and odors include paint fumes, household cleaners, pets, tobacco usage or cooking. Any time that you have your air conditioner or furnace on, these smells will circulate throughout your house. In addition, you may also experience a musty scent being emitted by the air ducts due to the build up of dirt, dust and grime over time. Thorough air duct cleaning eliminates all the particles that are responsible for the odor, leaving your house smelling crisp and fresh.

Reduced energy bills

The accumulation of grime and dust on the HVAC registers and duct work can limit the airflow from the air conditioner and furnace. Your system is therefore forced to work harder to cool or heat your home, leading to reduced efficiency. When you do air duct and furnace cleaning, this causes more efficiency in your HVAC system, which in turn reduces your total energy costs .

Better air quality for everybody

Having a cleaner air in your home leads to improved air quality for everybody. The air ducts can harbor harmful microorganisms and contaminants such as pet dander, mildew, mold and other toxins. People with allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma are especially susceptible to such airborne particles.

Even healthy individuals can get problems such as bronchial congestion, sinusitis, coughing and sneezing due to pollutants getting into their lungs. Therefore cleaning the air ducts makes for a healthier and more comfortable environment.

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Our Bay Area team has over 20 years experience in HVAC, air duct, and attic cleaning services. If you feel that you may need one of these services, but aren’t quite sure, contact us today to schedule an inspection. Get a free estimate by calling (510) 214-5467, or contact us 24/7 via our online contact form.