Big Family? Duct Cleaning Can Improve Your Home’s Efficiency
Have you noticed large amounts of dust settling around your home? Are there piles of pet hair from more than one fluffy friend?
There are several culprits to blame. In most cases, windows, doors, and attic pull downs with bad or failing seals will introduce debris and dust into the home. People and pets coming and going will bring the outdoor in with them as well. Pet hair and pet dander are another major source of pollutants. Your HVAC system has filters to try and help remove air born particulates from the breathing air in your home. When was the last time you changed out your air filter?
But if you have a regular HVAC maintenance schedule and you know the filter was changed just a short time ago, it could mean that you’re ready for a duct cleaning. Especially if you have a big family. The more people that come and go each day, the more pets you have that run and play, the more dust and dirt will float around in the air and settle into every corner of your home.
If you’re looking to improve the indoor air quality and the efficiency of the heating and cooling system, the best place to start is with a duct cleaning.
Improve HVAC Efficiency
Bigger families naturally spend more each month on their energy bills. They have larger homes to accommodate the number of occupants. They use more energy as they move through the day: lights, electricity, water usage, living space. When your air conditioner and furnace blows air throughout your home, it can only work if the system is properly functioning. If obstructions block the path of the air stream, it inhibits the HVAC from working properly. That includes the things that might be blocking vents and registers, as well as things not allowing air to travel properly through the ductwork. Lower efficiency means higher energy bills and more wear and tear on the system. Duct cleaning allows the air to flow throughout the ductwork freely and without hassle.
Better Temperature Control
Do you have one room that never seems to be the right temperature? Is it always a little colder or a little warmer than the rest of the house? The obvious place to start is by ensuring you’ve changed out your air filter on a regular basis. But in the same realm, there might be something in the ductwork in that section of your home, have a broken duct, or have a pinched duct that is preventing conditioned air from reaching its final destination. By having a thorough duct cleaning and duct inspection, you can find and eliminate potential problems from affecting the temperatures throughout your home.
When was the last time you scheduled a duct cleaning for your home?