Just imagine what is built up in those tubes that carry the air you breathe. You may have vermin droppings, a substantial mold growth, or ducts clogged with excessive amounts of dust, debris, and particles that are released into your home from supply registers. All these issues pose health risks to you and your loved ones, the reason why it's important to clean your ducts often. Besides, you will get to enjoy the following benefits
Lower Energy Bill
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25% - 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling a house is wasted. Presence of contaminants strains and shortens the lifespan of your HVAC system. However, a clean duct works effortless to maintain the temperature you desire. Consequently, you use less energy leading to significant cost saving.
Improved Air Flow
Registers and ductwork accumulate a massive build-up of dust and grime that restrict the flow of air in your furnace and air conditioner. By cleaning your air ducts, you eliminate bad odor and trapped particles resulting in a fresher smelling home.
Keep Your Home Safe from Fires
Furniture that we have in homes and commercial buildings are mostly made from lint based fabrics and materials. When loose and blown off, they can settle in the ducts of an HVAC system and cause a fire hazard as lint easily overheats and ignite. The fire will spread quickly throughout your house and cause immense damage, which could have otherwise been prevented.
Help Detect Other Issues
During cleaning, it is easy to determine whether there are issues that need immediate care. Coming across mold will be a sign of water leakage, which will prompt repairs. In effect, this will not only reduce the risk of toxic mold circulation but also saves you from costly repairs.
Ducts are bound to accumulate dust and other particles over time. Thus, it’s essential that you clean them for a comfortable indoor environment, lower energy bill, and to eliminate the risk of contracting asthma and other allergies.