With school out and vacations on the horizon, summer is a great time to tackle housekeeping jobs you’ve been meaning to get to. You may have scheduled your annual air conditioning tune-up, which is great, but if you haven’t had your ductwork cleaned recently, you are missing an important step to keep the air quality in your home at its best. This also prevents your AC from running at its optimal efficiency. Here are the top reasons you should add AC duct cleaning to your to-do list.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Because of the humid climate in Florida, mildew and other microbial growth could also be lurking in your AC ducts along with other contaminants. Contaminants, including pollen, dust, pet dander, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can accumulate within your ducts. When this happens, they are continually circulated through the air. The air in your home can seem stale and musty, no matter how much air freshener you spray. AC duct cleaning removes the contaminants from your ducts and immediate improves indoor air quality.
Helps Reduce Respiratory Issues
Because of the humid climate in the Jacksonville area, mold or mildew could also be lurking in your AC ducts along with other contaminants. Dirty ductwork can exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. Accumulations of dust, combined with warm moist air makes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and viruses to grow. Cleaning and sanitizing your AC ducts on a regular basis removes these dangerous contaminants and can help you and your family breathe easier.
Makes Your HVAC System More Efficient
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Ductwork that leaks or is filled up with dust and other contaminants cannot provide the optimal air flow that your system needs to run efficiently. You could have top-of-the-line HVAC equipment in your home, but if your ductwork is in poor condition, you are throwing money away every time you use your AC. An AC duct cleaning includes an inspection of your ducts, which can uncover leaks that allow dust in and cooled air out. When problems are found, recommendations will be made for repairs, replacements or sealing.
Save up to $30 on your energy bill by regularly cleaning your air ducts on a yearly basis. A clean vent increases airflow, which will allow your home to be more energy efficient. Dirty vents can cause malfunctions and overheating which can lead to unexpected repair costs.
It is recommended that you have your home’s HVAC ductwork cleaned every three to five years or more often if needed. If it has been a long time since your last AC duct cleaning, you can get back on track by scheduling service with Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning.