Keeping Your AC System Cleaner

HVAC Services Spotlight On Duct Cleaning: Benefits And Service Schedule

by Yolanda White

Professional installation and repair are standard HVAC services. After all, if you run into any problems with the installed HVAC system, call the experts.

On the other hand, some property owners don't pay as much attention to other HVAC services. Among these include duct cleaning. Even though your system's ductwork is hidden from sight, it requires some attention. Read on to explore the benefits of regular duct cleaning.

1. Improve HVAC System Performance 

The buildup of dirt and debris in your ducts will greatly restrict airflow in your HVAC system. Restricted airflow causes performance issues, and you can expect your HVAC system's efficiency to decrease.

Under these circumstances, both the heater and air conditioner will have to work harder than they normally would to do their jobs. Cleaning out your system's ducts will improve airflow, allowing your heater and air conditioner to run more efficiently. You will pay less for your energy bills and can also look forward to spending less on repair services.

2. Better Indoor Air Quality

Your indoor air quality declines whenever you have dust, dirt, debris, allergens, and other forms of irritants lining up your HVAC system ductwork. The dirt and dust can build up quickly if you live in a dusty area.

Regularly cleaning the ducts removes this buildup and greatly improves the air quality in your spaces. You can be more comfortable and don't have to worry about your allergies getting worse.

Frequency of HVAC Services

As with other HVAC services, how frequently you clean out your ductwork will impact how well you enjoy the highlighted benefits. Scheduling duct cleaning every few years should be enough. 

However, you'll have to do it more frequently if you live in an area that is especially dusty year-round. Similarly, if you have pets in your home and one or more people in your household have allergies, clean the HVAC ducts more frequently.

Some circumstances should inform you of scheduling for duct cleaning even if it has only been a few months since the last clean-up. Don't wait around if you see signs of pest infestation and mold growth in your ductwork. Any delays in cleaning your HVAC ducts under these conditions will only increase the health risks exposure for your family.

Leave It to the Pros

For various reasons, it is always best to leave all HVAC services, duct cleaning included, to trained and experienced professionals. Trust an expert to do the job thoroughly and safely so you can enjoy the advantages outlined.