When was the last time you removed one of your heating/cooling registers and took a close look inside the ductwork? Never you say. Yeah, I thought so; and it’s nothing to feel badly about because the inside of those ducts is likely NOT a pleasant sight. It is only natural that over the years dirt, dust and other…let’s just say foreign materials…have gathered there. That brings us to the subject of this blog, the benefits of having a professional HVAC duct cleaning.
Increased energy efficiency
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates 20 to 40 percent of the energy used to heat or cool a building is wasted. Partially because of contaminants in the HVAC system including dust and cobwebs. The contamination causes the system to work harder making utility bills higher. A duct cleaning means the system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable temperature in your Illinois or Northwest Indiana home.
Improved air quality
In many respects HVAC systems can be compared to the human lungs. It takes air in and breathes air out. When things like dander, dust and chemicals are pulled into your HVAC ductwork they can be recirculated five to seven times a day. The buildup over time can make allergy or asthma symptoms worse. A professional duct cleaning is one safeguard against respiratory problems.
Increase lifespan of HVAC system
Dirt is the enemy of all mechanical systems including furnaces and air conditioners. Filters are critical and do help, but your heating and cooling systems are still going to get dirty, a problem made worse by dirty ductwork. When done in conjunction with regular HVAC maintenance, duct cleaning limits wear and tear, increases the lifespan of your expensive HVAC equipment, and reduces the potential for costly repairs.
Let Merts help
Duct cleaning is just one part of the comprehensive HVAC services offered by Merts Heating & Air Conditioning. If you would like to learn more about protecting your Illinois or Northwest Indiana home or business against the threat of dirty ductwork, call now to schedule your appointment. There’s always more great information like this available on our social media accounts. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.