Ducts deliver the air you breathe into every room in your home, give or take. They have an important job, but since they’re hidden away in the ceiling, it’s easy to forget about them.
Ignoring duct cleaning in Shreveport can result in some unwanted effects for your HVAC system. Let’s talk about the benefits behind duct cleaning so you know what you stand to gain.
Reduces Odors in the Home
Did you know that dust has a smell? Depending on what it’s made of, it can create a light odor. With enough dust in your ductwork blowing air into every room, those odors quickly travel throughout your house. Dust can contain odors from pet dander, mold, VOCs, smoke, and more.
It Serves as a Point of Inspection
Your HVAC technician will be able to examine your ductwork to inspect it for any other problems. This is the ideal time to know if you need duct sealing services or if a section of your ductwork needs to be replaced entirely. This could save you money on heating and cooling.
Reduces Allergens in the Air
We’ll talk about dust in the air later, but for now, it’s important to know that cleaner ducts mean less allergens in the air. A light amount of dust isn’t a problem for most people, but for those with allergies, duct cleaning provides immediate relief.
Your furnace filter isn’t going to catch everything. Other allergens and irritants can be present in the air if you don’t get your ducts cleaned regularly.
Better Airflow Efficiency
Dust and buildup in your ductwork creates air resistance. This may seem inconsequential at first, but the image in your head of a thin layer of dust is far from what your ductwork actually looks like.
Thick strands of dust line the interior of your furnace walls. With enough buildup, you’ll have cobweb-like dust that greatly restricts airflow. With clean ducts, air flows with peak efficiency.
It’s important to keep in mind that the longer your furnace or air conditioner has to work to change the temperature of your home, the more money you’ll spend. Duct cleaning reduces unnecessary spending and may reduce some wear and tear on your HVAC system as a result.
No, it Doesn’t Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA, with duct cleaning “… there is no evidence that a light amount of household dust or other particulate matter in air ducts poses any risk to your health.”
It’s nice to think that cleaning your ducts equates to better indoor air quality, but this simply isn’t the case. We just wanted to clear the air about this before we let you go (get it?).
Get Your Ducts Cleaned as Soon as Possible
Are you due for duct cleaning? Now that you know the benefits it poses, ask yourself when the last time was that you had your ducts cleaned. If you can’t remember, it’s time to have them cleaned again. We’re just a phone call away from setting up a date and time to clean your ducts.
Moon’s Air has provided whole-home comfort since 1971. Call us for service today—it’s good to be Mooned.