The Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) suggests that if your ducts look dirty, they probably are, and if in doubt, have your duct systems inspected by a qualified duct cleaning or heating and air conditioning (HVAC) technician.
Indoor Air Quality is one concern that homeowners usually have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. In a typical six room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually through everyday living. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home. It takes air in and breathes air out.
Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated five to seven times per day on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a buildup of contaminants in the ductwork as well as showing up as increasing amounts of dust on furniture, floors and others surfaces in the home.
The dust and dirt in the ductwork may contribute to larger health issues and may include contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
Energy Savings are another potential benefit of air duct cleaning. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 25 to 40% of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the HVAC system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of the system. Although filters are used, the HVAC system still gets dirty through normal use. When the 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.
For further information on air duct cleaning, feel free to call Ontario Duct Cleaning.