When was the last time you had the air ducts in your home cleaned? If you are like many families throughout the nation, you do not have a definitive answer to this question. Most people never think about cleaning their air ducts, and that is a huge mistake. Take a look at the many benefits of cleaning the air ducts in your home.
They Get Dirty
It seems to go without saying, but air ducts get dirty just from regular use. Air ducts can get clogged up with dust and dirt that are naturally found in even the cleanest of homes. When air ducts get full of these materials, they cannot work at their optimal level, which can raise energy costs. Also, just like everything else that gets dirty, from clothing to dishes to the rooms in your house, you need to clean them.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
You breathe the air within your home every day. So, you want to make sure it is as clean and free from contaminants as possible. Ordinary everyday living generates pollutants in the home that can get pulled into the HVAC system and then recirculated throughout the house. All of this re-circulation gets built-up in the ductwork so it needs to be cleaned out regularly. You can consider the air ducts as the lungs of your home, so you want them to work as optimally as you do your own lungs.
The Department of Energy has estimated that as much as 40% of the energy used for heating and cooling a home gets wasted. Not only is that ecologically harmful, it is also expensive for a homeowner. When contaminants and pollutants clog up the air ducts in a home, it contributes to wasted energy, as it makes heating and cooling systems work harder than necessary. Even if you use filters for your HVAC system, the ducts still get dirty enough to stop working at an optimal level, simply through normal use. When you have your ducts cleaned, they do not have to work as hard and less energy will be needed to have them work properly.
If you cannot remember the last time you had your air ducts cleaned, it is time to call Sonoma County Comfort Heating and Air. Our staff is qualified and has the experience to clean your air ducts so you can save both energy and money. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.