Duct cleaning isn’t the silver bullet of HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality that some service providers might have you believe. However, there are some key benefits to getting your ducts professionally cleaned.
Cleaning your ducts whenever your system has significant buildup, or if you suffer from moisture issues, can make a whole lot of difference.
Boost HVAC Efficiency
The biggest benefit of duct cleaning is that it can significantly improve the overall efficiency of your HVAC unit. Whether it’s cooling or heating, your HVAC system works by moving conditioned air through the ducts and into living spaces until it reaches a certain temperature. If your ducts are clogged with dust and debris, that air doesn’t flow easily. Instead, the blower motor has to work harder and longer for your home to come to temperature.
Extend the Life of Your HVAC Unit
Combined with yearly servicing and regular filter changes, getting your air ducts professionally cleaned may help your furnace and air conditioner last longer. A reduced system load also means reduced wear and tear. Your system runs less and doesn’t have to work as hard when it’s clean, so the yearly hours of operation can potentially nosedive after a thorough cleaning. Duct cleaning is well worth the cost when weighed against the price of replacing your HVAC system.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Duct cleaning won’t automatically improve indoor air quality – that is, unless you have a problem with mold, mildew or pests. A professional clean can eliminate bacteria, fungus and any dust mite habitat. Pests are also eliminated, so their dander or waste products no longer blow into your home.
If your ducts have serious buildup, they may also recirculate common allergens or quickly foul up your furnace filter. Once clean, sturdy vent covers and good filtration can help prevent duct re-contamination for long-lasting benefits.
For more expert advice on maintaining your air ducts, contact Arpi’s Industries, Ltd. We provide comprehensive HVAC services to Calgary and the surrounding areas.
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