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Cleaning Your HVAC Ductwork Is Good for You! Here’s Why

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Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality with Ductwork Cleaning

Your HVAC ductwork plays a critical role in your home, circulating air from your heating and cooling units to rooms throughout the house. Over time, ducts can accumulate dirt, dust, pollen, mold, and other debris that can not only affect your HVAC system, but your overall comfort as well.

Ductwork cleaning is an important part of HVAC maintenance, keeping your home (and those who live in it) healthy. How often your air ducts should be cleaned largely depends on your lifestyle, but a few factors that may increase the frequency include:

  • There are smokers in the household.
  • Residents suffer from allergies or asthma.
  • You have pets that shed lots of hair and dander.
  • You’ve had water contamination or other damage to your home or HVAC system.
  • Your home has recently been renovated.

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends that your HVAC ductwork should be inspected once a year by a professional to evaluate its condition, spot any early signs of issues, and determine when it should be cleaned.

Keep reading to learn more about cleaning your HVAC ductwork and why it matters.

Cleaning Your HVAC Ductwork Does Wonders for Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air can contain dust, pet dander, and other contaminants that affect you and your family’s well-being. These pollutants eventually make it into your HVAC system and build up inside your ductwork, ultimately affecting your home’s air quality.

As a result, residents may experience an increase in coughing, sneezing, congestion, and other respiratory problems. Those with allergies, asthma, and compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable.

By cleaning your HVAC ducts, you don’t have to worry about breathing in harmful particles, and you get cleaner, healthier air.

Ductwork Cleaning Improves Your HVAC’s Efficiency

Ductwork cleaning is good for both you and your HVAC. When too much debris builds up inside your ducts, it hinders airflow, causing hot and cold spots throughout your house.

Your system will have to work harder to maintain your desired temperature, meaning it will exert more energy that raises your utility bills. Clearing out the accumulated dirt and dust ensures air can travel freely, which helps improve your HVAC system’s performance and keeps energy costs down.

Your Air Filters Will Last Longer with HVAC Cleaning

Your air filters are responsible for trapping the contaminants present in your indoor air, but if your HVAC ductwork is clogged, you’ll need to clean or replace them more often. Because there are more pollutants than usual, your air filters will attract debris faster. Constantly changing them can quickly become a tedious and expensive task, so it’s in your best interest to prioritize routine HVAC cleaning and maintenance and keep an eye on your ducts.

You’ll Spend Less Time Cleaning Other Parts of Your Home

Is your home unusually dusty? This could be a sign that you need ductwork cleaning. Particles that have worked their way into your air ducts are recirculated throughout the house and settle on surfaces like countertops, floors, and furniture. Regular dusting is a normal part of home hygiene, but an over-accumulation of dust can indicate that your ductwork demands attention.

Dirty HVAC Ductwork Is Unsafe

Dirty air ducts can be a fire hazard. Debris can heat up inside and potentially ignite, putting your loved ones and property at risk. Even if you’re able to replace certain valuables, some items simply don’t have a price tag.

If you own an older HVAC system or use propane for any heating elements in your house, the potential for a fire is greater. Scheduling cleaning with HVAC experts is an essential step in keeping your home safe.

Get Your Ducts in a Row with Indoor Air Quality Services from Meyer Heating & Air

Having your HVAC ductwork cleaned is a smart choice for your health and your wallet. You’ll not only breathe cleaner air, but you can avoid costly repairs and replacements. That being said, cleaning your HVAC ducts is a highly technical job and requires a team with the proper skills and equipment to get the job done right.

At Meyer Heating & Air, we’re passionate about helping our customers breathe easy with comprehensive indoor air quality services. With more than 30 years of experience, we ensure every aspect of your heating and cooling system is working effectively and efficiently – and ductwork is no exception. We don’t believe in shortcuts and work diligently to deliver exceptional results time and again.

For more information about our indoor air quality services and cleaning your HVAC, call (314) 845-1929 or email service@meyerair.com. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!