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Reasons To Have Your Ductwork Cleaned Yearly To Improve Indoor Air Quality.

Cleaning your home’s ductwork is important to improving indoor air quality and keeping your home healthy. It's important to have your HVAC system serviced and maintained on a regular basis to keep it operating efficiently and ensure it’s sanitary. Allowing dirt, dust, and other pollutants into your home through inadequately sealed or ventilated ductwork can cause a number of health problems including asthma, lung infections, allergies, and more. Cleaning your HVAC system is also an important maintenance task that shouldn't be overlooked. If you own an HVAC system that’s been installed within the past 10 years, consider having it serviced annually by qualified technicians. In this blog post, we will explore some common reasons why you should have your HVAC system cleaned regularly as well as top tips for keeping your system clean and in good working order.


Reasons To Have Your Ductwork Cleaned Yearly To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Ductwork is a potential source of indoor allergens Ductwork provides an ideal breeding ground for mold and dust mites. Mold and dust mites love to grow in damp, dark environments where they can thrive and multiply. When you have unqualified technicians performing ductwork maintenance, they are likely to miss dust buildup around your system’s duct work, which only provides additional nutrients for the mites and mold to grow. Mold and dust mites can cause allergies, asthma, and respiratory tract infections. They can also cause severe health problems for people with allergies and for infants, the elderly, and people who are immuno-compromised. Keeping your HVAC system clean and sanitized can prevent your system from providing a source of indoor allergens and reduce the risk of developing allergies, asthma, and other respiratory tract infections.


Ductwork provides an ideal breeding ground for mold and dust mites Mold and dust mites love to grow in dark, damp environments. These tiny critters can thrive in areas where there is a lot of dust or debris, including in your ductwork. HVAC systems are exposed to a lot of dust during the air conditioning or heating process and can accumulate a lot of dust over time. Keeping your ductwork clean and free of dust reduces the risk of mold and dust mite growth. Cleaning your ducts regularly with a HEPA filter vacuum or using anti-mold, anti-fungal, or anti-mite filters can prevent the growth of harmful molds and dust mites. Molds are particularly harmful because they release toxic chemicals when they grow and spread, so killing them is important. Dust in your HVAC system can reduce its efficiency by up to 50%. Cleaning your HVAC system regularly with an air cleaning system or by using a HEPA filter vacuum increases the system’s efficiency, which in turn keeps your home cooler or warmer for longer.


Dust built up in the HVAC system reduces its efficiency by 50% Not only does dust collect in your HVAC system, but it may also be blown into your ductwork from the areas around your home, such as the attic, garage, or outdoors. When your system isn’t cleaned out, the dust and particulate matter can reduce the system’s efficiency by up to 50%. This means that your system may be operating at 50% of its potential or output, which can drastically affect the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. Inadequate cooling or heating can cause your family to feel warmer or colder than they should be, which can lead to health problems and increased energy costs. Keeping your HVAC system clean can help reduce the risk of dust and particulate matter buildup, which in turn can improve the system’s efficiency.


Unsanitized HVAC systems increase the risk of occupant illness Unsanitized HVAC systems are a common source of illness. Dusty systems reduce their efficiency and put your family at risk of feeling warmer or cooler than they should be, increasing their risk of health problems, especially for people with asthma, older adults, and children. Dust in your HVAC system can also increase your home’s energy costs by up to 20% due to reduced system efficiency. Cleaning your HVAC system regularly with an air cleaner or HEPA filter vacuum reduces the risk of dust and particulate matter buildup, which in turn increases the system’s efficiency and saves you money on your energy bill.


Dust in your attic can increase your home’s energy costs by 20% or more. When you keep your HVAC system dirty and under-insulated, it can draw more energy from your utility bill than it should. Dirty ductwork can increase your home’s energy efficiency by up to 20%. This means that you may be spending a little bit more on your utility bill each month because your HVAC is operating at 80% of its potential or output. Keeping your ductwork clean and well-sealed can improve the system’s efficiency and keep your utility bill at a lower level.


Keeping your home’s air quality healthy is not only good for you and your family, but also for the people that live and work near you. Make it a habit to have your HVAC system serviced regularly to improve the quality of air inside your home.


Prior to HVAC duct cleaning we highly recommend any insulation tape on HVAC ducts that may contain asbestos be tested/ sampled by an asbestos testing/ asbestos sampling inspector that holds a NYS Asbestos Inspector License!


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