Here are a few tips on why you should be keeping your air ducts clean from Baggett Heating and Cooling.
All households have normal accumulations of dust and dirt in the air ducts but there are several other factors that increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:
- People with allergies or asthma
- Cigarette or cigar smoke
- Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
- Home renovation or remodeling projects
- Duct leakage
Some people are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Asthma sufferers, young children, the elderly tend to be more susceptible to poor indoor air quality. Keeping your ducts clean can help alleviate these problems.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted through leaks in ducts. Leaks also allow contaminants in the heating and cooling system, causing it to work harder and shorten the life of your system.
Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system can still get dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.