When it comes to maintaining your home, very often air ducts get forgotten about. Many home owners perhaps even wonder whether duct cleaning really makes a difference or not, and whether its worth spending money on getting the job done. Here are some good reasons why you should consider a professional duct cleaning service.
One major reason to get your air ducts cleaned is your health. All manner of problems can rise as a result of poor air quality, anything from dry eyes to allergies to head aches. Dirty air ducts can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria that you in turn are forced to breathe in. Your air ducts could even be fostering black mold, which is potentially deadly. So it’s worth getting them checked.
2. Energy Savings
Spending out a little initially by having your air ducts cleaned can yield savings in the long term. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers coils and blowers clogged with dirt may reduce efficiency by up to 40 percent.
3. Improve Air Quality
Dirty air ducts can contribute to the circulation of airborne pollutants which babies and young children may be particularly sensitive to, as may some adults. A professional service will not only remove the contaminants from your system, but will also ensure there are no leaks which could be allowing contaminants out into your air and significantly reduce your home’s air quality. Also, a leak could reduce your home’s energy efficiency by up to 30 percent.
If you decide to go ahead and have your air ducts cleaned, then it’s important that the work is carried out by a professional as having the work done by an inadequately qualified service provider could result in damage to your ducts and by extension to your heating and cooling system that may result in reduction of energy efficiency, costly repairs, even necessitating replacement.
For more professional advice on the proper maintenance of your air ducts, contact Stack Heating & Cooling. We have been proudly serving the Greater Cleveland area since 1976.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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