Dusty living room furniture is a visible reminder of what it takes to maintain a clean household. Because the ductwork falls in the out-of-sight, out-of-mind category, homeowners frequently don’t think about dirty air ducts contributing to unhealthy conditions. However, they should. Here are three ways duct cleaning benefits your Lubbock, TX, home.
Boosts HVAC Efficiency
When dirt builds up in the air ducts, it puts strain on the HVAC equipment. As the buildup increases, it can restrict airflow and cause your equipment to work harder. When the ductwork is clean, air flows freely, so you avoid excess energy consumption. Your HVAC system accounts for nearly 50 percent of the energy use in your Lubbock, TX, home. Therefore, periodically cleaning your ductwork not only boosts your HVAC efficiency but also helps you to reduce energy waste.
Improves Indoor Air Quality
You can find many airborne pollutants inside your home. Some are drawn in from the outside; others develop within your home. These contaminants find their way into your ductwork. Some, like bacteria, can grow and spread through the system and your home. Duct cleaning removes pollutants that trigger allergic reactions and inflame asthma or other respiratory conditions. Clean ductwork also benefit those who don’t have respiratory or health problems, since prolonged exposure can affect everyone.
Removes Unpleasant Odors
Fungi, spores, dust mites, and rodents can make a home in the ductwork. Decaying matter and waste from these organisms create foul odors. Eventually, you will start to notice an unpleasant smell in your home. Additionally, whenever the HVAC system cycles on, these odors will be more noticeable.
A thorough cleaning eliminates odors and their sources leaving your home smelling fresh and clean once again. Don’t underestimate the value of ductwork maintenance. If you’ve neglected duct cleaning over the years, give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment. The team at JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating & Air will be happy to help you.