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Why Clean Air Ducts?

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Why Clean Air Ducts? Because they get dirty!

In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all properties with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • Pets
  • Occupants with allergies or asthma
  • Cigarette or cigar smoke
  • Water contamination or damage to the HVAC system
  • Renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly, may be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

Top Benefits of HVAC Cleaning

A good rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air 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 consumers choose to have their air ducts cleaned.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners and businesses have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home or business. The system takes air in and breathes air out.

According to the experts at The National Air Duct Association ("NADCA"), through normal occupation inside a home or office, 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, dirty ducts may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause health issues for people with respiratory conditions or allergies.

Energy Savings

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.

SERVPRO of Cape May & Cumberland Counties proudly serves Ocean City, Cape May, Wildwood and surrounding communities in Cape May County, and Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland and surrounding communities in Cumberland County. For more information on Air Ducts and HVAC cleaning, contact a Franchise Professional at 609-624-0202 or EMAIL.

Information in this blog obtained by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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