Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
NADCA’s rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Below are some other reasons homeowners choose to have their air ducts cleaned.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners 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. The system taken 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 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.
While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.
When an HVAC 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.
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A newly cleaned system will run more efficiently than a dirty one, resulting in lower utility bills, and a cleaner, less dusty home. More importantly, clean air ducts can have a significant positive impact on your family’s health. Dirty duct systems are a major source of indoor air pollution. Airborne contaminants are pulled into the ducts every time the heating and cooling system runs.
Over time, these contaminants build up inside the duct work, creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria, fungi and other microbes. Particles drawn into the air ducts also pass through fiberglass filters and infiltrate into HVAC equipment, undermining the performance and energy efficiency of these systems. This can lead to higher repair and maintenance costs, and shorter service life in the long run. According to the EPA, a build-up of only 0.42″ of dirt on a heating or cooling coil can decrease efficiency by 21%.
Fortunately, Alaska Power-Vac is here to help, we guarantee punctual, expert and dependable services. We use only state of the art equipment to provide you with the absolute best possible services. By choosing Alaska Power-Vac you are making the right choice for your home or office safety and cleanliness. Give us a try and feel the difference.
Alaska Power-Vac Installed new rigid dryer vent duct to replace ineffective extra long hose type venting. They were timely and professional, in addition to answering any questions I had. They put everything back in its proper place, except taking out the dirt that was behind my dryer! Thanks Curtis & Steven.