The Top 4 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning

4 Benefits of Air Duct CleaningAir duct cleaning is an easy way to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and can prevent breakdowns caused by excessive dirt and debris. Having a clean, efficient HVAC system also improves indoor air quality by ensuring that the air in your home is free of the contaminants that cause allergies or contribute to other breathing problems.

The air ducts in your home transport the air from the furnace and air conditioner throughout the living areas and back again. Air duct cleaning clears out the debris that collects in the ducts and on vent screens, settles on your floors and furnishings and eventually makes its way back to your HVAC system, compromising its performance. Powerful vacuums trap and remove all the dirt, and keep it from recirculating throughout your home. For a typical family home, air duct cleaning takes about two hours with two technicians. Older homes and homes with pets may take a little longer.

The top four benefits of air duct cleaning:

1. Reduces dust.

Air duct cleaning reduces the amount of dust that accumulates throughout your home, which reduces the the need to sweep, vacuum and dust as often. It can also lower your energy costs by reducing the amount of dust that makes its way into your HVAC system. The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that removing even four-tenths of an inch of dust from cooling system “coils” will reduce energy usage by up to 21%.

2. Reduces allergens and irritants – improves indoor air quality.

Removing airborne contaminates such as bacteria, fungus, mold spores, pet dander and pollen from the air in your home may help to alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms, and help with other respiratory issues. However, cleaner air helps even those who aren’t allergy or asthma sufferers breathe easier.

3. Removes unpleasant odors.

Pets, household cleaning products, paint fumes, mold, tobacco use, and even new carpeting or furniture, all contribute to stale and unpleasant smells in the air ducts which are then circulated through your home each time the HVAC system runs. A detailed cleaning of the air ducts removes the odor particles along with the dirt and debris.

4. Increases the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Air duct cleaning improves air flow efficiency, helping to extend the useful life of your furnace and air conditioner while preventing premature breakdowns and costly repairs.

For more information on air duct cleaning or to schedule service, contact Northern Climate Control today!