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When was the last time you thought about your home ductwork – or how clean it was? Most homeowners stick to replacing filters and don’t think about the ducts around the house that are moving air around behind the scenes. However, the state of your ductwork is surprisingly important to your home air quality and safety. Dirt ducts can cause a lot of damage! Here are the top reasons to make sure your ductwork stays clean.
Improve Air Quality
Dirty ductwork will keep the air in your house dirty, especially if pollen or mold is stuck in your ducts. If those problems don’t go anywhere, they will bypass your filters and continue cycling allergens throughout the house. The only way to get rid of this problem is to make sure that your ducts are clean!
Save Money on Heating and Cooling
Keeping your ductwork clean means that your filters will last longer, which helps your HVAC system perform more efficiently. Ductwork inspects can also spot any cracks or holes in your ducts through which air can escape: This is a massive drain on HVAC resources! Fixing problems and repairing ducts if necessary can help you save money on your monthly bills.
Keep Your HVAC System Healthy
When dust and dirt pile up in your ducts, it doesn’t just stay there. Instead, a lot of that dust goes back into your filters and clogs them up, or into your fan system to wear it down and create additional problems. Dust can also cause other issues with furnace units and other parts of your HVAC system. Dirty ducts, over time, can mean more repairs and replacements for your HVAC.
Prevent Pest Problems
If there are cracks or holes in your ductwork, then there could be pests nesting inside. Obviously, you don’t want that to happen! Ductwork inspections and cleaning can make sure no pests are sneaking inside or making ductwork their home.
Prevent Mold Growth
Leaks and dirty conditions in ductwork create great conditions for mold growth, which is notoriously difficult to remove once grown in. This mold is in an ideal position to spread spores around the house and create other problems as well. Ductwork cleaning can remove mold and add antifungal coatings or sprays to the ducts to help prevent future issues.
Do you have more questions about duct cleaning or do you want to know if your ducts need to be cleaned? Contact Elite AC today to ask a question or arrange an inspection!