Top 5 Benefits of Air Duct Cleaning
A number of factors motivate people to maintain their homes. These include keeping it looking good, having a safe, healthy environment for their loved ones, preventing costly repairs and replacements, and preserving the value of their home. Undoubtedly, the health and safety of your family are the most important of these reasons. The benefits of air duct cleaning make it one of the most important steps to include in the maintenance routine of your home.
Having your HVAC systems serviced regularly is one of the most prevalent home maintenance routines. This is because if an air conditioner breaks your home it will be uncomfortable and replacing them is quite expensive. Servicing your heating and air conditioning systems are vital to keeping them operating efficiently. This should also entail cleaning the cooling coils, drain pans, fans and heat exchangers. In addition, cleaning these components can result in dust, debris, mold and allergens getting into your air ducts. For this reason, it is important to clean your air ducts at the same time your heating and cooling system is cleaned.
Five benefits of regularly cleaning your air ducts include:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends removing just four-tenths of an inch of dust from cooling system coils. This will reduce energy usage by up to 21 percent. And, this can save you considerable money on your utility bill.
2. SYSTEM DURABILITY.
Estimates are that nine out of 10 central heating and air conditioning systems fail or break down due to lack of proper maintenance. Also, replacement parts and labor for heating or cooling systems can be very expensive and total replacement costs thousands.
3. AIR QUALITY.
Many people consider air duct cleaning essential to maintaining healthy indoor air. Dust, allergens (pollen, pet dander) and toxins (mold, mildew, rodent droppings) can be found in air ducts. Clean air vents regularly to prevent these particles from entering into your home. Even if family members do not have allergies, these particles have the potential to cause illnesses.
If family members have allergies, air duct cleaning is often required to provide a healthy environment for allergy sufferers. Moreover, air vent cleaning can significantly reduce the number of allergens in the home.
5. REMOVE ODORS.
A musty odor in your home can mean that dust, mold or mildew may be present in the air ducts. Also, that no amount of air fresheners or candles will eliminate this issue.
In addition to regular cleaning, we recommend that you consider having your air vents professionally cleaned after any of the following events:
- Water entering your ducts (leaking water pipe, leaky roof, faulty condensation management by your air conditioner)
- If you find mold during your heating or air conditioning system
- If rodents or insects are in the ducts
- Major remodeling
- Moving into a new home
Call Anderson Bros. Steamatic for your free estimate for air duct cleaning at 800-968-2453 or for more information on the services we provide look us up online at www.steamaticab.com.