Air Duct Cleaning 101
Have you heard of air duct cleaning but you’re not sure if it’s right for you? Are you worried about potentially wasting your time and money on something that might not do you or your home any good? Here’s everything you need to know about air duct cleaning to decide if it is right for you. If you have any other questions, call us at Core24 Services today. We would be happy to answer them and help you decide what would be best.
What is Air Duct Cleaning?
When we refer to your air ducts in this context, we are talking about all of the components of your HVAC system that air passes through. This includes your vents and ducts, as well as your cooling coils, drip pans, and more.
When we clean them, we aim to remove any dust, allergens, debris, bacteria, fungus, and more that has collected in these areas. We do that through a combination of processes, which takes a little longer, but is more thorough than our competitors.
Why Is It Important To Have Ducts Cleaned Regularly?
Your air ducts are a key part of your HVAC system and the air quality inside your home or business. Your air ducts transport air throughout your property, keeping the area comfortable, but did you know air ducts attract dust and other contaminants? Even with an air filter, dust and other debris still enter your air ducts. Air duct cleaning is an essential part of your HVAC maintenance. Below, we will consider the reasons you should have your air ducts cleaned, and all dust removed.
HIGHER ENERGY BILLS
If dust and dirt restrict your HVAC systems heating and cooling, it will cause the system to overwork itself. It will not be able to heat or cool properly, meaning it will keep running, as it tries to keep the temperatures where you want them. This not only increases your energy bill, but it puts stress on your HVAC system, meaning it may need frequent repairs.
LONGER RUN TIMES MEANS MORE WEAR AND TEAR
With the airflow restricted from the dirt and dust your HVAC system kicks into overtime. All of this extra run time leads to damaged pumps, compressors, burners, hydro pumps, and motor bearings. All of these parts can be quite costly.
DUST AND OTHER ALLERGENS
Dirt and dust are not the only things that can become trapped in your air ducts. Pet dander, dead skin, pollen, spores, rodent fees, and even microorganisms from kitty litter can become trapped in your ducts. This leads to a very unhealthy air quality inside your home. If you are noticing your family having more allergy symptoms or becoming ill easier, it could be your air ducts need cleaning. Air duct cleaning may improve allergy symptoms.
When Should I Have My Ducts Cleaned?
If you can look at any of the components to your HVAC system and see dust, debris, or something growing, then it’s definitely time to have your ducts cleaned. Be sure to let your cleaners know what you saw, so they can attack that issue in particular.
If you or someone in your home struggles with asthma, allergies, or another lung/breathing condition, it is a good idea to schedule yearly duct cleanings, especially if you live in a dry, dusty place. Even if you don’t see things that could make these conditions worse when you look at your ducts, there’s a good chance that cleaner air would help the sufferer breathe better.
If you don’t have either of these going on, you can still schedule a duct cleaning. After all, it makes sense that dust would build up in the system over time and removing it can make the system work more efficiently, saving you money. However, if there’s not a problem, this is really up to you. People will say you need to have them cleaned at various frequencies, but there’s no hard and fast rule about how often to have it done if there aren’t any problems.
How Do I Find a Duct Cleaner?
Most HVAC companies will also clean your ducts if you ask them to, or you can find a company that specializes in duct cleaning. We at Core24 Services are always happy to do it for you, and we have experts on staff who specialize in providing this service.
Do you think that your home could benefit from an air duct cleaning? Or maybe you have more questions before you decide for sure. Give us a call and we will connect you with a duct cleaning expert who will answer your questions or get those ducts clean for you. When you callCore24 Services, you know you’re getting the highest quality air duct cleaning, so you can breathe easier today with clean air coming in through your vents.